Ever notice how there’s a lot more people that say they’re going to write a book than there are people that have actually written a book? That’s because book writing is romanticized as some super creative thing that only people directly connected with their muse do. In reality though, writing a book is simply a matter of putting a lot of little steps together into one massive plan. And the good thing is, none of those steps, once you know them, are tremendously hard to do. That’s why we created the Finish Your Damn Book course. We’ve both been there on the “I want to write a book” side and then on the “I’ve written and released a book” side. And that’s where we want to help you. We want you to join us on the finished book side.
Wallace's debut may be slender, but it is in no way slight. This shimmering historical, grounded faintly in fact, is elevated by deft touches of romantic mysticism. When Carolina, an indulged but independent early nineteenth century Italian contessa, realizes she is going blind, the only one who believes her is Turri, a local handyman and her childhood friend and confidante. After her marriage to a provincial aristocrat, her vision deteriorates rapidly. Desperate to hold onto the beauty of the physical world, she realizes that she can still see in her dreams and creates a vivid alternate reality. Meanwhile, Turri invents a machine that enables her to continue to communicate with him. As the “writing machine” binds them closer together, a bittersweet affair threatens to tear them apart forever. Writing with the assurance and the clarity of a seasoned author, Wallace crafts a seemingly simple, but ultimately iridescent, love story. –Margaret Flanagan