Wednesday, October 2, 2013

First Lines: Elsa Winckler

My next guest is a fellow Escape Artist who is preparing for her first English romance's release.

Elsa Winckler

 Elsa Winckler has been writing and publishing novels in Afrikaans; her first English release is titled Love, In Writing and will be out November 1st from Escape Publishing.   

Elsa's favorite line comes from George Eliot's Middlemarch.
Miss Brooke had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress.

For Elsa, it's all about creating the character: 
"When it comes to giving the reader a clear picture of a character, nobody does it better that George Eliot. With one sentence you know quite a few things about Miss Brooke: she’s beautiful but doesn’t bother to dress according to the latest fashion. That of course tells us that she’s – different to most women of her time and class – not interested in fashion at all. So of course, one immediately wants to know what does interest her? Published in 1871 for the first time, the themes she wrote about are still so relevant."

Be sure to show some support and visit Elsa as she preps for her upcoming release:

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