Wednesday, October 10, 2007

How to go from a story to a novel

From Susan, regarding the October 28 dinner:

"As to what I'd do on the 28th.... i'm at the beginning of a new novel, from which i'd read, but also talk about process--such things as where to start, etc. pacing, etc. all that stuff. And when to move from the small arena where you begin to the larger one of, for lack of a better idea, why bother doing a book in the first place, unless...?"

Exactly what most of us need!


  1. Wow, what a treat this is. It is so rare to have an established writer read from a book he or she is working on and talk coherently about the process. It would be great anyway, but this is really exciting.

  2. Yeah, I know! I think she's very passionate about getting us to think structurally about larger works.