Thursday, May 24, 2012
The Power of the Fiction Writer.
However, I have the trump card. I am going to kill her.
In my next book.
She will die a slow and painful death.
This is the power of the fiction writer. Anyone who has seriously pissed us off we can get our own back on the page. We can humiliate those who tried to humiliate us. We can even kill without worry about going to jail. Sue Grafton started her mystery series to kill off her ex husband. And psychologically it's terrific. We feel so much better afterward and don't carry a hurt or a grudge.
That's why mystery writers are such nice, well-adjusted people. We carry no baggage. We bury it and enjoy every moment of it. So look out for yourself, lady. You'll be the corpse.