Listen now (31 mins) | First pages are impossible… so we’re hearing from authors about how they got them right. In this episode, Elizabeth Graver discusses the first pages of her most recent novel, Kantika, and how she learned to trust the reader in order to take chances with her use of language, narrative voice, and her own special blend of fiction and family history.
Loved the POV discussions in this episode. Very interesting to see how the 3rd person allowed so much more freedom to write across age and diverse characters.
Thousand thanks, Michelle, for bringing back the craft of writing during your interview.
I ordered Elizabeth Graver's novel but appreciated your questions to the author.
I'll keep them next to me when I read it.
Thank you, thank you! Exactly what I needed at this juncture of editing my book.