Discussing the unifying theme of my wildly different three works, and what else I’m looking for on the next phase of projects.
Discussing the past two years of non-stop writing, the value of a break, and what- if anything- comes next.
Wherein I discuss how I tie motivations, morality and thematics together through the archetypes of cardinal virtues and deadly sins.
Wherein I share my aspiration to have my stories be rich yet lean without a superfluous word.
Wherein I discuss using morality as the core to guide a story through character design, outlining and drafting.
Wherein I discuss the tangible, artistic and spiritual goals of my current novel project.
Wherein I discuss the lucky problem of having a plethora of next projects to choose from, and why I’m being patient and taking things one step at a time.
Wherein I discuss the highlight of my trip to D.C. and what I brought back by way of writing inspiration rather than souvenirs.
Wherein I discuss the value of friends’ feedback while a new novel idea marinades mentally, and getting to that ready stage for more serious outlining and planning.
Wherein I discuss my first step for novel planning: the thematic outline.