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Thick Skin and Rock-hard Confidence: Survival Tips from a Teflon Novelist - by Darden North, M.D.

This article initially appeared in the Author Exchange Blog hosted by Linda M. Faulkner on Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Author Exchange Blog ...Reviews with published authors, along with their articles, advice, and writing tips...


Thick Skin and Rock-hard Confidence: Survival Tips from a Teflon Novelist
- by Darden North, M.D.


When I first decided to write a novel, my children were pre-teens and John Grisham was cornering the fiction market. Grisham was also from Mississippi and selling millions of books so I reasoned that I could do the same, or at least come close. For much too long, I had talked about writing a novel, and by that time I was finally ready to do it. Besides, after 24 years of formal education followed by a decade of private medical practice, I had been exposed to a smorgasbord of colorful folks--and I’m not referring to the patients. In fact, for my first novel, I had the major characters clearly in mind before the plot even developed. That developmental process was to t…

Writers' Rituals – Darden North "The Mysterious Writing Habits of Crime Writers from Around the World" by Janice Hally

Writers' Rituals – Darden North - on Suite101.com by Janice Hally

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The Mysterious Writing Habits of Crime Writers from Around the World
"Writers' Rituals – Darden North: The Mysterious Writing Habits of Crime Writers from Around the World" -


Interview of Darden North by Janice Hally of Suite101.com 03/16/2009

Janice Hailey interviews author Darden North on Suite 101.com in the ongoing feature that delves into the mysterious writing habits of authors of crime fiction:

http://research-writing-techniques.suite101.com/article.cfm/writers_rituals_darden_north

Darden North Interviewed on Linda M. Faulkner's Author Exchange Blog

The published interview of March 15, 2009, is reproduced below:

Darden North, M.D., author of three medical thrillers, is the featured author this week on Author Exchange Blog . His article, Thick Skin and Rock-hard Confidence: Survival Tips from a Teflon Novelist, will appear on the Blog on Tuesday.
- www.lindamfaulkner.com

Author Exchange Blog

Reviews with published authors, along with their articles, advice, and writing tips...


Sunday, March 15, 2009
AUTHOR INTERVIEW WITH DARDEN NORTH


Darden North, M.D. is a practicing obstetrician-gynecologist in Jackson, Mississippi--a background that lends unmistakable authenticity to his medical thrillers. All three of his books--FRESH FROZEN, POINTS OF ORIGIN, and HOUSE CALL--have earned numerous awards and impressive sales.


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Who is the one person who most encouraged or influenced you to be a writer—and why?

My family, particularly my wife and mother, encouraged me to write a novel although I’m not sure why they thought I could do …

A Non-cook Reviews a Kitchen Talent

Book Review
Stir, Laugh, Repeat: Finding Joy While Playing in the Kitchen
Author: Martha A Cheves Publisher: Tate Publishing and Enterprises, LLC
Softcover, 2008, 154 pages. $12.99 U.S. $16.99 Canada

My wife has often suggested I take up cooking. In fact, one of my physician friends was recently featured in our local paper doing just that. It seems that the anesthesiologist expertly prepares gourmet meals on his grill and makes it look easy. Anyway, I have never taken my wife’s suggestion about cooking and instead have started writing books. And it seems that a major aspect of being a twenty-first century author is networking with other writers as well as with readers --- lots of readers, one hopes.

This networking with other literary minds and writing groups, both in person and via the Internet, has lead me to author Martha A. Cheves and her culinary creations in Stir, Laugh, Repeat: Finding Joy While Playing in the Kitchen. Cheves’s beautiful cookbook found its way to my mai…

Darden North Has Virtual Sit-Down Interview with Angela Wilson on POP SYNDICATE 02/2009

http://www.popsyndicate.com/books/story/virtual_sitdown_with_darden_north/

Book Addict with Angela Wilson
Virtual Sitdown with Darden North
02/06/2009

by Angela Wilson

Darden North takes his medical acumen into the writing realm, thrilling readers with medical mysteries guaranteed to keep them on edge. Today, North sits down for a chat with Book Addict Editor Angela Wilson. Find out more about his writing habits and his latest novel.

Book Addict: Tell us about your latest novel, Fresh Frozen.

Darden: In this contemporary medical thriller, a young policeman and his tormented wife discover that human reproductive tissue can become a fatal commodity. A grisly southern murder, a movie star, and a heist of frozen human embryos draw both male and female readers of mystery and suspense into an intriguing twist of human greed, mental torment, and medical science. Fresh Frozen was released in hardcover in October 2008.

Book Addict:
You are an obstetrician/gynecologist by day. What do you see in your …