In today’s ORIGINS, Eric D. Goodman discusses the origins of his novel, The Color of Jadeite, recently released from Apprentice House Books. The first spark is almost always an idea […]
For me, typically, story ideas are like rainbow trout: elusive, finicky, difficult to find and even harder to bring in once you’ve found them.
There is a group of us that meets every two weeks, give or take a month, in a low-lit bar attached to a liquor store.
The art of telling a story is often found in making connections between disparate things.
I realized that the heart of the story was not the cranberries or the road trip or Thanksgiving dinner, but what was missing.
History is nothing if not a series of revisions.
I am one of those people who thinks about finding dead bodies.
My writing isn’t governed by many rules, but I have a policy holds that when something falls easily out of the sky onto the page, I keep it, dressing up its impact from the landing, if needed.
“A Stone’s Throw from Home” was born out of frustration.
But all my work – novels, short stories, whatever – starts with the idea. Usually a very strange idea. When I have these ideas, they are followed by an intense conversation with myself about why this particular concept will probably lead to anguish and heartbreak.