The Warhol Gang: It's all true

I’ve got a piece up over at the Globe revealing the editorial process behind The Warhol Gang and where I got my ideas. (Hint: my life.)

I’d written a novel where I’d kept the main character at a distance.

Why? It didn’t matter. All that did matter was I had to figure out who he was. If I didn’t know, how would readers? But I was running out of time as my deadline approached. And my editors had to be growing impatient, although they didn’t show it, bless them.

So I did the only thing I could think of. After numerous edits, and when it was nearly time to deliver a finished manuscript, I rewrote the book. Up until that point, it had always been in third person, with all the emotional distance that third person brings. Now I changed everything to first person. Instead of asking, “Who is he?” and “What does he want?” I asked “Who am I?” and “What do I want?”

I didn’t tell anyone what I was doing. Not my editors, not my agent.

Not even my wife.

About Peter Darbyshire (Roman)

Nothing to see here. Move along.

Posted on July 6, 2010, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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