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People’s Book Prize Finalist

Author, Tom Gillespie, is in the booth with his People’s Book Prize Finalist novel: Painting by Numbers

July 21, 2013 // 4 Comments

When I started, I had a very loose idea of where I wanted my story to go. I had a beginning, a few sketches around the middle and then a few months in, I had the ending. Then I would juggle stream of consciousness writing with a more controlled, editorial approach, slowly crafting and shaping the narrative structure out of the mess of scribbles, notes, words and ideas. As PBN is fairly complex, I used post-it notes on a big board to keep track of everything that was going on...