Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Q&A with Zachary Daniel

From my Q&A with Zachary Daniel, author of Manifest Destiny:
How much work does your title do to take readers into the story?

The title does not immediately do work to bring readers into the story, it instead brings on meaning as the story develops. Manifest Destiny is a historical term used to describe how colonial America could not be held east of the Mississippi, instead destined to expand across from sea to shining sea. This is a play on the main characters anger, grief and holding onto the past. It cannot be held back and eventually let out.

However, the story brings you in quickly. You are thrust into action from the beginning and are left trying to catch up to what Nick the main character is up to. As the beginning develops, the...[read on]
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The Page 69 Test: Manifest Destiny.

Q&A with Zachary Daniel.

--Marshal Zeringue