Shay Casper’s debut novel, The Witch, is filled with excitement and magic. Geared to both young adults and adults, The Witch will keep you interested in what happens to the characters. Today, our special guest, Shay Casper, shares some insight on how her novel came to be.
How did you get your story off into print?
I got “The Witch” into print by sending it off to several publishers, my publisher (Atmosphere Press) being one of those. Atmosphere Press contacted me, telling me they liked my story and would be willing to work with me.
I wasn’t sure my story would be accepted by any of the publishers I sent it to. Being brave enough to hit “send” on the email was one of the hardest things I’ve had to do.
Tell us a bit about your writing process?
My writing process starts with an idea. I turn that idea into a rough outline of several big events that I think should happen. Then, I go through the character creation of the main characters, making sure that each of the characters fits the plot and timeline I’ve chosen. Then, I begin writing the story, filling in the gaps in my outline with anything that my characters decide they must do to enhance the plot. After the entirety of my book is finished, I go through extensive grammar checks.
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