One of the most important scenes in my entire novel, a climactic moment that occurs in a vivid, dramatic setting and involves almost all of the major characters, is currently under construction. I spent most of today working on this scene and the events leading up to it, and I still have more left to do. … Continue reading Spoiler Alert!
Okay, don't freak out. This is still a writing blog. Remember how I mentioned that one thing writers have to deal with is the fact that their search histories could belong to cold-blooded killers? Guilty. Well, not guilty. You know what I mean. Even before I started writing a crime novel, my writing tended to … Continue reading Getting Away with Murder
No. Not the movie. This is not that kind of blog. I'm talking about the one elusive entity that is single-handedly getting me through the arduous revision process. (And no, not Ryan Gosling. Please.) Confession: I'm not pretending to be an expert on the revision process. Again, this is my first novel since the Nancy Drew-esque mysteries I … Continue reading The Notebook
I thought I'd written chapter one already. All the way back in October, to be exact, as part of a development exercise for one of my protagonists, A. I remember re-reading those five hundred and twenty eight words and being captivated by her character, deciding to begin the entire novel right then and there, at that … Continue reading Chapter One