Sunday, March 20, 2016

INTERVIEW: Heidi Ruby Miller by Basil Sands at The Big Thrill

INTERVIEWS


EXCERPT:
Due to some business travel to Fairbanks Alaska I had the chance to read STARRIE by Heidi Ruby Miller in two sittings on the same day. And let me just say, I’m glad I had that opportunity. STARRIE is one ripping fast book and a well told story. I loved it! It was a perfect diversion as I looked out the airplane window across the billowing clouds and Alaskan mountains.

BASIL: As I read the story I was impressed by the tightness of the writing. How do you recommend new writers achieve good clean prose?

HEIDI: Like I tell my writing students at Seton Hill, know your intent for each scene—ideally, you will be showing characterization while moving the plot forward. A few words can be more powerful than an entire page, so make them count by eliminating redundancies, unnecessary gestures and facial expressions, and constant internal questioning by the POV character. Chapter outlines or summaries are a surefire way to keep each scene on task for me.

Read the entire interview in The Big Thrill magazine.



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