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?
L 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.