Meet Historical Fiction Writer Lucille Belucci
Lucille Belucci is not the most talkative member of Berkeley CWC, so you may not have realized yet what a delight she is. You may know our February Featured Member as the soft-spoken woman who runs the raffle, but she’s also the quietly feisty author of the historical fiction novel The Year of the Rat.
Originally from Shanghai, on February 17th Lucille will share a story about how her early life affected her behavior one day in Hong Kong.
In Lucille’s long writing career, she has learned that 30 rejections of your book are not unusual, “so keep on with it and rewrite if you are lucky enough to receive comments on your offering.”
Three Questions for Lucille Belucci
What are your writing habits?
I write in the mornings and think about the writing the rest of the time.
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I had a mentor who insisted that I become like Dorothy Parker, The New Yorker roundtable writer.
What other writers inspire you?
I admired Irwin Shaw and started writing like him before developing my own style.
Young writers take note, because Lucille is most excited to offer mentorship to up and coming authors. If that’s you, say hello to Lucille at the next meeting. You can also network with other writers, get your marketing and craft questions answered, and learn about the power of poetry from keynote Aqueila Lewis-Ross.