This post is a guest blog entry for The Big Thrill’s Thriller Roundtable (Oct 23-29) WHICH COMES FIRST, THE READER OR THE STORY? In a word, both. This is not a cop-out. I start with a story in mind that I suspect readers like me would like to experience. I want readers to be as engaged with the story as I am in writing it. That informs … Continue reading CHICKEN OR THE EGG?
Mother Nature must love a good book. What else can explain a Labor Day weekend of perfect weather, clear skies and just enough of a breeze to turn the pages? Before I bury the lead along with some of the characters in my next book, let me simply say it was a profoundly beautiful weekend for the Decatur Book Festival. Billed as the largest independent … Continue reading I WENT TO A BOOK FESTIVAL AND MY PROTAGONIST SURRENDERED