|About the Book|
The author has published over one hundred novels. He wrote this book, in part, to help answer the question he so often hears when speaking, How do you go about the process of writing? Sifting away the details, his plan is simple. Define one character, place him in a milieu (setting), and let the story develop on its own. Add characters as they are required. Expand or contract the milieu as required by the unfolding story. Gary usually knows the main characters backstory (what has happened up to where the story begins), he has some idea as to the conflicts that will be acted out, and typically knows how the story will end (often, that is all he knows ). It is simply fascinating how the characters come to life and do what they have to do - alone and with one another. I often find myself rooting for them, hoping they can find the solutions they need. My stories are character driven and setting contained, I guess you could say. Miliew is a step by step tutorial. The reader rides inside Garys mind as he creates a short nbovel, pointing out alternatives, necessary decisions, and dozens of ways to ease the task of reading for the end user.