In Jenny Milchman’s debut mystery novel, Cover of Snow
, she uses a first person point of view, with several chapters interspersed of third person point of view to establish further perspective. It’s a relatively rare technique. I asked her how that came to be as she developed her story.
“The first thing I should probably share is that the words developed your story give me a wistful sort of laugh. Let’s just say that what feels most accurate is the story develops me.”
A Tenacious Author
“Cover of Snow hit twenty-two drafts before it was published. I was not just a seat-of-the-pants writer, I was writing without any pants at all. The good news about that approach is there’s apparently a fair amount of suspense and surprise in my book, and no wonder. I was surprised every day I sat down to write. The bad part is…well, twenty-two drafts.” READ MORE...