Category: Craft Discussion

Your Research is Showing

Everyone has to do research from time to time. When one reader exclaimed of my early sprawling draft, set in the 1930s and ‘40s: “You sure know a lot about a lot!” I did not take it as a compliment….

The Trouble with Endings

By Guest Contributor Kate Leary.  In early September I finished the first draft of the novel I’ve been working on for a year. My kids were spending the week with their grandparents in Albany and my husband was backpacking with…

Craft on Draft: Lessons in setting

During last month’s Craft on Draft event three authors were on hand to discuss how they developed their unique settings. In addition to sharing their own work, Stephanie Gayle, Anjali Mitter Duva, and Patricia Park selected the event’s contest winner,…