Edward L. Lanner

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Edward L. Lanner is a writer living in Suffolk, England. Before he turned to creative writing, his career had been in research and development, mostly undertaken within multinational companies.

The only common element in his writing is that his stories are inhabited by unusual characters, upon whom life's problems fall a little harder - and a lot weirder - than for most of us, fortunately.

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Edward L. Lanner I don’t plot a novel in advance, preferring to discover the story through the characters. This approach results in my suffering a loss of momentum…moreI don’t plot a novel in advance, preferring to discover the story through the characters. This approach results in my suffering a loss of momentum about halfway into the story, requiring me to work out how to reach the end (which I usually know in general terms).

At this point, I will layout (using PowerPoint slides) those scenes I know lie ahead and consider what is necessary to bridge those scenes. If I’m particularly stuck, I might work on writing some of the future scenes or return to my Characterisation and Setting notes. The source of difficulty might lie in my not knowing enough about the motivations of one character, say, or not be knowledgeable enough about location details.

It is also good at this stage to carefully re-read the work so far and look for thematic contradictions or tonal problems. (For example, in the novel I am working on, I am trying to incorporate comedic elements of the characterisation within what is a nightmarish storyline.)
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Edward L. Lanner There is delight in finding the right narrative form to express an idea, and in the crafting and shaping of prose into something imbued with the Truth…moreThere is delight in finding the right narrative form to express an idea, and in the crafting and shaping of prose into something imbued with the Truth of that idea. (I have posted about the idea of Truth in literature on my Goodreads blog.)(less)
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A Giveaway for the Kindle version of "An Evening with Nicholas and Martin" has commenced today.

Currently, such Kindle book Giveaways are restricted to U.S.A. residents only. I understand there are plans to widen the opportunities for member participation in the future.

Good luck to all who enter the Giveaway. 100 copies are to be won.

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“Loneliness, I've read, is like being in a long line, waiting to reach the front where it's promised something good will happen. Only the line never moves, and other people are always coming in ahead of you, and the front, the place where you want to be, is always farther and farther away until you no longer believe it has anything to offer you.”
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“Opposite the off-licence on Dockers Road, a car was parked on double-yellow lines. Hidden within the sunlight bouncing from its roof was the source of a frail tapping that defeated the din of the city. Squinting into that diamond of light, I discerned a blue tit crystallising from the glare. The little bird was pecking at its reflection. I wanted to tell it to stop.”
Edward L. Lanner, The Leap into Sunlight

“What we, or at any rate what I, refer to confidently as memory--meaning a moment, a scene, a fact that has been subjected to a fixative and thereby rescued from oblivion--is really a form of storytelling that goes on continually in the mind and often changes with the telling. Too many conflicting emotional interests are involved for life ever to be wholly acceptable, and possibly it is the work of the storyteller to rearrange things so that they conform to this end. In any case, in talking about the past we lie with every breath we draw.”
William Maxwell, So Long, See You Tomorrow

“We don't always have a choice how we get to know one another. Sometimes, people fall into our lives cleanly--as if out of the sky, or as if there were a direct flight from Heaven to Earth--the same sudden way we lose people, who once seemed they would always be part of our lives”
John Irving, Last Night in Twisted River

“Opposite the off-licence on Dockers Road, a car was parked on double-yellow lines. Hidden within the sunlight bouncing from its roof was the source of a frail tapping that defeated the din of the city. Squinting into that diamond of light, I discerned a blue tit crystallising from the glare. The little bird was pecking at its reflection. I wanted to tell it to stop.”
Edward L. Lanner, The Leap into Sunlight

“Loneliness, I've read, is like being in a long line, waiting to reach the front where it's promised something good will happen. Only the line never moves, and other people are always coming in ahead of you, and the front, the place where you want to be, is always farther and farther away until you no longer believe it has anything to offer you.”
Richard Ford, Canada




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