Tuesday, May 31, 2016

20 Days of Backstory: Day 15

Hi, friends,

In the spirit of Wayne Kovok, the fact-loving protagonist of my new novel, MAYDAY, I'm sharing facts about the story. 

MAYDAY is a story about friendship, fathers and sons, and the importance of finding one's voice. 


During the first round of edits, my editor remarked that she was “obsessed” with the last line of the novel. I wrote that final line early in the drafting process because author John Irving said he often begins a novel by knowing the last line. I challenged myself to do that. I think it worked. 

See Irving's comments on this idea in "Forward Thinking, Writing Backwards." 

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