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It was Donald Maass of Maass Literary Agency who (Unknowingly) revealed to me that I didn’t have a clue how to write a novel. That was about 10 years ago in a week long novel writing workshop in Vancouver BC. I went home from that workshop, chucked my novel in the trash and began my quest for knowledge.
What resonated with me in this excerpt is that the premise for both my main projects; Theo’s Parabellum and Esmee’s Letters, began with an image. Theo’s Parabellum began with a haunting image my brother Clark drew many years ago. It spoke to me and begged for its story to be told. It’s this old, now grainy picture here of the man walking in snow.
And Esmee’s letters began with a box of yellowed letters I saw once, clutched to the breast of an elderly woman, a holocaust survivor, who was dressed in black and sobbing at a graveside. I didn’t know her story, but created one to fit that unforgettable image.
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