Here it is, part two of the Dylan and Geoff show, our conversation about the writing process. I do hope you enjoy it and maybe you’ll stay a while and peruse Dylan’s splendid blog and intelligent thought pieces on the writing process. Thank you so much Dylan for being a charming host and stiletto sharp interviewer.
This is the second post in a two-part discussion on writing with Geoff Le Pard to promote his new book, My Father and Other Liars. Part one of this discussion can be found here.
In this part of the interview we discussed plot and story development, beta readers, research, empathy and the secret to writing a bestseller.*
*I’m lying about this last point.
GLP: You have a nice twist at the end of Second Chance; was that something you planned up front or did it come as the story developed?
DSH: The twist in Second Chance was something I’d had planned from the beginning although it underwent a few changes during the editing process. For me this is one of the strengths of plotting a story, even if it’s at a very basic level, it allows you to identify what to reveal when, to ensure the twist’s full impact…
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