Thursday, September 27, 2012

Susan Isaacs is Pitch Perfect in GOLDBERG VARIATIONS

I recently had the honor of interviewing Susan Isaacs, one of my literary heroes, about her latest book, GOLDBERG VARIATIONS. The feature appears in the current issue of Long Island Woman magazine. To read the digital edition, click here and then use the arrows to reach page 12.

Or go straight to the enlarged page with this link.

Thanks! I hope you'll check out the article as well as this smart, wonderful, witty book. It's Susan Isaacs at her best.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Writers: How do you begin?

I'm working on a proposal for a new novel. That means writing the opening chapters and an outline for the rest of the book. For me, this is the hardest and most frustrating part--figuring out the story. Here's a glimpse of how it starts to take shape for me. This is months and months worth of work ...



How do you start a novel? Do you plan out the story first? Write an outline? Go by the seat of your pants? Make charts and arrows punctuated with head-banging?