One writer’s love of the past led to an unforeseen future.
The president who finished his memoir just in time.
Novelist David C. Taylor talks about the memories and methods that shaped his first book-length crime story.
“Breaking the ground is a very important phase. It’s a difficult phase, but once you take the time to do that, the book somehow propels you forward.”
Avoid the curse of obsolescence with these guidelines.
“I revise as I go. It’s a slower process, but the manuscript is tight by the time I send it to my editor.”
Immerse yourself in the period of your novel.
Do you identify with a certain genre? Or do you shun labels for your work?
Can memory and stories provide missing puzzle pieces?
“You have to have a lot of faith in yourself when you’re writing a book.”