Welcome, Dan. Good to have you here today. Tell us a little about yourself.
I’m the host and editor of the “Read With Me” book series on NPR station WNIJ (archive: http://northernpublicradio.org/term/wnijreadwithme-book-series). I’ve interviewed dozens of authors, two of whom inspired parts of Shepherd & the Professor. For me, each interview is a master class so I guess it made sense that I’d try to write my own stories.
What is your least favourite part of the writing process?
Starting. Staring at a blank Word .doc, trying to make order out of imaginary chaos. I consider it a victory if I write one sentence that first day. Some days I’ll settle for one word. But if it’s the right word, then I’m off to the races!
If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
Look up the word “exposition.” Now find a more interesting way to do that. Continue reading