"Good storytelling doesn’t always require bells and whistles. Develop a formula or idea that works and make the other elements variable, while you keep the central idea the same."
Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland
(9 July 1901 - 21 May 2000)
Curious facts about:
Her schooling was followed by attending a girl’s college in Hampshire and after graduating from there, she became a society reporter and an author of romantic novels.
Cartland was labeled as the pink lady for her love of pink chiffon, clothing and jewelry.
Barbara Cartland didn’t slow down until her 90s, when she crossed 700 published books, and over 150 unpublished manuscripts. She wrote during times of conflict, through periods of severe criticism, through banning of her plays. She did not let the external world get in the way of her writing.
Barbara Cartland dictated her books for two or three hours a day, every day. That is one of the secrets of prolific writing. Keep writing every day. It only took two or three hours to dictate 10,000 words.