The next big thing

My author L was recently tagged in an interview series called “The Next Big Thing.”  It’s also called “The Blog Tour That Runs Itself.” Writers answer eight questions about a work in progress, and then they tag other writers to do the same. Among the questions: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? and What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Sean JL will work out her answers over the next couple of weeks. Eventually, she’ll post those answers on this blog. Meanwhile, you can visit Sean Johnston, the author who tagged L for the interview series, and read his answers to the eight questions. The working title of his project is “Listen All You Bullets.” That should pique your interest.

For L and me, this interview exercise will demand yet another close examination of my story, and I suppose that’s one reason she agreed to do it. Examination — sounds like going to the doctor for a physical. Sometimes the doctor finds a serious problem. Sometimes surgery is required. This could be painful — for author, character, novel as a whole. Regular readers of this blog will know that I like to avoid the knife. I am trying to remind myself that surgery can be restorative. The patient comes out healthier than she’s been in years.

Mentioned in this post: Sean Johnston

Always Under Revision is a series of posts in the voice of Kate Mueller, the protagonist of a novel-in-progress by Leona Theis. Kate is also narrator of the first and last stories in Leona’s first published book, Sightlines.

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