‘You have to want the story’: A.R. Williams on writing (pt. 2)

In part one of my interview with A.R. Williams here at Call of the Siren, she discussed the background of her splendid dystopian novel "The Camellia Resistance." But something else happened in the process. She provided two interviews: one about her novel and one about the craft of writing. As all of you consider your own … Continue reading ‘You have to want the story’: A.R. Williams on writing (pt. 2)

Writing that flows: Bertsch’s ‘Death Canyon’

“I should try to just scribble out a mystery.” Ever heard that before? I have. I think I've even been guilty of saying that myself. Writing a serious novel is hard, Olympian work, but writing a mystery? Oh, c'mon, anyone can do that. It’s not even writing: it’s just scribbling. My friends, what I've learned … Continue reading Writing that flows: Bertsch’s ‘Death Canyon’