Sitting at the feet of those who wrote before us

(Annalisa Parent chats with Alexander McCall Smith author of the #1 Ladies Detective Agency)


One of the great things about living in a digital world is the ability to communicate with a wide variety of people. I had the great honor of a recent online conversation with Alexander McCall Smith author of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, The Sunday Philosophy Club, and the 44 Scotland Street series. He is an interesting writer with a long list of entertaining novels to his name.


I asked him a question I had been mulling on about the importance of outlining, and if it was okay to have more than one project going at at time.  (He said he always has more than one project going at a time, which was very encouraging, as I do too. Case in point.)

Thank you, Mr. McCall Smith, for a great conversation. I always love to talk about people’s writing process.

If you’re reading this, please tell me about yours.  Are you an outliner?  Do you write more than one project at a time, or just stick to one?

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