Diana Gabaldon's 30th writing anniversary


Today marks 30 years since Diana Gabaldon began writing, "for practice", the novel that would become OUTLANDER. She started writing on March 6, 1988.

Congratulations, Diana!! And we wish you many more happy, productive, and successful years of writing! Thank you so much for creating this amazing story.  It really has changed my life, in so many ways.

Here's Diana's story of How It All Began, originally posted on the Compuserve Books and Writers Community (now TheLitforum.com) on the occasion of her 22nd "writing anniversary", in March 2010. I think you'll find it interesting, particularly those of you who've discovered OUTLANDER in the last several years and may not have heard the full story before.


Mary Tormey said...

Hi Karen wonderful In The Outlandish Companion Diana tells the full story of how Outlander came to be written and I love reading all of the descripitions of how and what goes into her writing progress and so if she hadn't decided to post a chunk of Outlander to her friends on-line we wouldn't be reading all of the Books today so am very glad she did and still does so on her Facebook page with Book #9 so Happy Anniversay to a wonderful author , and I started reading Outlander in June of 2012 and haven't looked back since. please post more soon. Happy week. sincerely .

Mary Tormey said...

Hi Karen I first discovered Outlander in June of 2012 , a friend of mine knew I lived reading historical fiction and was reading Scottish fiction so she said she had a book for me that was just right for me and not only did she show me Outlander but the entire series so I bought the all in one day and once I began reading I knew I was an Outlander fan for good so every year I read Outlander , so Outlander is very special to me and always will be , please post more soon. Happy Anniversary Diana. Sincerely.

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