When Your Novel is Actually a Thank-You Letter…

In which I talk about realizing the source of WHY I wrote SILVER ON THE ROAD, and how we are touched by the books of the past…

“No book comes out of nowhere. In fact, no book comes out of only one direction. There’s the trigger, the push that takes a story from faint germ to realized idea, of course. And the faint idea grows out of anywhere from three to three hundred background points, gathered over a period of time and stored in our brain’s back room until needed. But often, there’s something more. Something that sets up shop long before we even start to subconsciously gather material…..”

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