John Sandford’s Take on the Strange Landscape of Writing

For Saturday at the movies I have a special 4 minute treat for you:

Remember you can find more video clips on my website that relate to writing.

Any comments about Sandford’s view?

About John Sandford

I love his endings. I remember the first time I read one of his books, I thought the story was over, but knew (because it was a paperback) that a third of the book was left. He always has a twist, and even though I know this about his writing now, I still can’t seem to predict it. Amazing.

The following excerpt is from his official website:

“John Sandford is the pseudonym of John Roswell Camp, an American author and journalist. Camp won the Pulitzer Prize in journalism in 1986, and was one of four finalists for the prize in 1980. He also was the winner of the Distinguished Writing Award of the American Society of Newspaper Editors for 1985.
Camp is the author of thirty-one published novels, all of which have appeared, in one format or another, on the New York Times Best-Seller lists. He is also the author of two non-fiction books, one on plastic surgery and one on art. His books have been translated into most European languages, as well as Japanese and Korean. He is the principal sponsor of a major archaeological dig in Israel, and is on the board of directors of the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research.” (John
Enjoy your weekend.

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6 thoughts on “John Sandford’s Take on the Strange Landscape of Writing”

  1. Interesting clip, Jo-Ann. I was struck by how comfortable he was in his own skin. Maybe that comes from having done a lot of interviews, and written a lot of books that people love. He looks like if I ran into him in a coffee bar I could sit down and chat with him. Thanks for sharing.


  2. Jo-Ann, loved it. He’s one of my all time favorite authors. I have to fight my daughter and her husband off my copy when there’s a new John Sandford book out.


    1. Jerrie
      It sounds like we like the same writers. Wouldn’t it be great to end a book like Sandford? I dream.
      Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing in the conversation.


  3. I am about to reveal my ignorance. I have never read a John Sandford novel, so that treat is still in store for me. His emphasis on the value of writing for a newspaper seemed to reiterate the value of learning to write quickly and effectively under pressure.


    1. Helena
      Thanks for stopping by Helena. Sandford is gritty and his world his far away from your Regency Romance stories. Still, he is good at endings.


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