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 Alexander about the importance of outlining, and if he felt it was okay to have more than one project going at a 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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