Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Q&A with Josh Swiller

From my Q&A with Josh Swiller, author of Bright Shining World:
How much work does your title do to take readers into the story?
Photo by Heather Ainsworth

Bright Shining World is a straightforward title that right away gets mysterious as it doesn’t at all fit the action at the opening. But that is kind of the book in a nutshell: not what it seems to be. The title makes more sense at the end of the book for sure.

What's in a name?

I just liked the name Wallace, back from the character in the absolutely magnificent HBO show The Wire. Conveys a decency. In the book his last name is Cole but his placeholder last name through the early drafts was...[read on]
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The Page 69 Test: Bright Shining World.

Q&A with Josh Swiller.

--Marshal Zeringue