January 2016 archive

The Redrafting Adventure

Redrafting a novel reflects a radical rethink of the narrative. It’s perfectly normal for a writer to have an early concept of their story and their characters. If everything is open to change, they wouldn’t be able to write a first draft. They wouldn’t be able to discover and explore their characters and the conflicted […] Read more…

In Memoriam

Jenny’s brother Rod died in late December, suddenly and out of the blue, and since his going, I cling to a small yet persistent belief that he isn’t really dead. It’s involuntary. In my mind I “know” he’s gone. But that knowledge lives on the surface of my consciousness. In my heart, he lingers gently […] Read more…