Writing Peripheral Scenes

One strategy during revision is to write the scenes that take place outside of the narrator’s experience. What happened before he entered the room? Those scenes can help me imagine everything from the posture to the motivation of the various characters when our narrator does arrive. So here’s a scene that drives action in the... Continue Reading →

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On Fate, Destiny, and Determinism

We have a guest post today, submitted by Blue Francis Hastings, Earl of Huntingdon and narrator of Seduction of an Innocent, my second novel. Leave comments and questions for Blue below. I was restless in Vegas. That’s why I started reading. I lifted a worn copy of Atlas Shrugged from under the bar at Sabrina’s.... Continue Reading →

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