Another challenge for me was my discovery of myself as a writer. When writers first start writing, it’s about them and what’s inside—it’s a very emotional experience—and then along the way it becomes about producing what publishers want. The balance has been writing what’s inside in a way publishers want—and in a way that will impact and inspire readers.
Flashbacks weren’t something I planned on including or using a lot of in The Memory Jar, but I love the way it turned out. I won’t give the end of the novel away, but the storyline from the past plays a special part in the end of the novel.
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