The Hathor Legacy has a fascinating interview with Robert V.S. Redick, who wrote The Red Wolf Conspiracy and its sequel, The Rats and the Ruling Sea. It’s a long, but really, really interesting read covering everything from narrative structure and writing choices, to research and world building, to POV, to theme and character and voice.
I was particularly happy to read about his choices for framing his narrative, as I’m thinking, and have been thinking, of framing mine with journal entries. I was also really thrilled with his words about the value of an honest narrative, and about writing as a labor of love.
All in all it’s just a fascinating tale of his journey to professional writer which really made me feel good when I was finished reading it. Since not much makes me feel all that good lately, I thought that was a pretty good thing.
So go check it out.