The Grigori is already five years in the making—which feels like a long time, considering there’s nothing on the shelves yet. This is partially because, until this year, we’ve been inconsistently prioritizing the project. It’s
We’ve got a self-imposed manuscript deadline of December 2018. And that means we’ve gotta seriously speed up our writing pace. We’ve never before committed a full writing day to this project. Up until now, we’ve written
One of the most common questions we’re asked is how. How do you write a novel when you have two authors? Especially when those authors don’t even live in the same city? The simple answer is practice. We’ve been
When you’ve been working on the same story for five years, you begin to notice the cycles of creativity and inspiration. Sometimes we’ll hammer out thousands of words in a single day. Other times, months
Every Monday, Marie attends a fiction writing critique group, where she reads aloud a section of The Grigori and receives feedback from the other writers. Yesterday’s meeting raised an interesting question: “What counts as character action?”
It’s been five whole years to the day since we first started rattling around the idea for The Grigori. In celebration, we’re sharing with you a (mostly) unedited transcript of our instant messenger on June 10, 2013.