Kendra here: Roberta connected with me on Facebook after realizing we shared an agent and had sold to the same publisher. Now we chat frequently about all things writing.
“Everything happens somewhere.” – Pieter Haag
Every writer knows the basic elements of story – plot, character, and setting. Writers spend endless hours strategizing, building timelines, and staging action to create a dramatic scaffold. We carefully layer in intrigue, suspense, and crises to challenge characters we have lovingly shaped and sculpted into multi-dimensional beings that breathe and bleed on the page. We take great care to shade and nuance our protagonists and antagonists, giving them the depth and substance they need to bear the weight of the story we have constructed around them, and endow them with strength and frailty and the power to change. And all of this is staged in a world within a world – one we hope our readers will never want to leave.