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Taylor Clogston

@zee Great question!

I usually start with a mood, build that into a setpiece (usually the climax or very beginning of a story) with arbitrary placeholder characters, and then try to reverse engineer a plot in both directions. As I write the characters into scenes, they take on a life of their own.

"...the one with whom he so sought to talk has already interceded for him." -The Master and Margarita

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