Writing Process

I just finished reading a great interview with Jocelyn Shipley over at Debbie Ohi’s Inkygirl blog. It was interesting to read that in Jocelyn’s first draft of How to Tend a Grave, there was one main character but in a subsequent draft, a second main character emerged. Jocelyn concluded that she would achieve more depth by telling two merging stories in two voices, but this conclusion required some time and distance from the manuscript.

I love hearing about a writer’s process, and can’t emphasize enough that first drafts are a beginning point.