Reading like a Writer: What’s Happening in the Background? (Ep.8)

Today’s insight comes from a novel I’m currently reading, “So Many Ways to Begin” by Jon McGregor. I noticed something in one of the chapters: a neat way of communicating the passage of time and also, of adding movement to the background of a scene. I found that this made the imagery more three dimensional,…

Writing Advice from Patricia Highsmith (Ep.2)

Today’s advice is all about writing suspense, and it comes from that great mistress of suspense Patricia Highsmith. Now for a little confession: as of today, I haven’t yet read any of her books, but I’ve watched plenty of Hitchcock’s adaptations of her work to know that she knows what she’s talking about. And if…