March 13, 2017

As I dive into my second draft for Lamentation this week, I wanted to take a quick moment to share my little scene-by-scene checklist. Second drafts are my favorite. It’s the part of the process where I take my mess of a first draft and turn it into a functioning novel. During the second draft,…

January 3, 2017

Stories come together. This is something I believe.  I believe it, not because I have faith in myself as some kind of innate-novel-crafting master, and not because of any fairy-fiction magic (the book isn’t alive; it doesn’t craft itself). Stories come together, for me, because I have a process that works. And knowing this gives…

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