B. A. Shapiro's
The Art Forger is a top choice among BookBrowse readers. 15 out of 16 reviewers gave it 4 or 5 stars! Here is what they say
Ms. Shapiro picked up her palette and came up with an enthralling picture story of the world of artists, paintings, greed, copying and forging that will keep her readers on the edge of their seats. (Barbara S.) I loved this book! From the moment I started reading I was absorbed in the story and I could not put it down! I was eager to learn the secrets of Claire's past and see how that past played a role in the choices she struggled to make as the mystery of the art forgery unfolded. The author has also instilled in me a new appreciation and interest in art. I would definitely recommend this book and look forward to the next offering from Shapiro (Joann M). The book pulls the reader into the world of art, only some of it...
Beyond the Book
Sometimes, I think, we are under the magical assumption that a writer has an idea, writes a story, then an editor at a publishing house acquires it, and it is published. Four clean, clear steps in a straight forward-moving line.
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I am a fiction writer. And my process is well kind of different from the one above. I get an idea for a story. But then I write part of it, get stuck, cut half of it, write it again, give it to a critique partner to read, take her extensive notes, cut half of it again, then revise what is left. I repeat this part of the process until the story is done. Then my agent sends it out to an editor. I get a rejection. Then another editor, and I get another rejection. I...