Monday, September 28, 2015

The "Voice" of In Heaven's Shadow

It's Monday and I'm back from the UK! I'll tell you all about that one in a future post but today I want to give a shout-out to Long and Short Reviews, which is hosting me today, showcasing one of my favorite books: In Heaven's Shadow. For a bunch of reasons I do really love this Civil War blend of ghost story and fantasy, not least because it was all kinds of fun writing the main characters. My article today talks about the "voice" of this story and how it developed from the very first line that popped into my head.

Even as a writer I can't explain where the words in my head come from or why it is so impossible for me to outline a story in advance. I need that blank page in order to even start a book, and I never know what will show up. But, in looking back at writing the first page of In Heaven's Shadow, even I get an inkling into how my subconscious works. It's kinda fascinating, actually...

Hop on along to Long and Short Reviews and read about the process of writing this novel. Leave a comment and you'll be entered to win a $15 Amazon gift certificate at the end of the tour. I hope to see you there!

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