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I do not think about actors when writing my characters. Mainly that’s because the characters exist for me on the inside, and so I’m less interested in what they look like.
The Perfect Marriage A Matter of Will Losing Faith A Case of Redemption A Conflict of Interest
Author Interviews with Adam Mitzner
Titles are very tricky business. I’ve written 9 novels, and I’m at about 50% whether my title ends up being the title when the book is published. I had the title before I began writing for exactly two of the books.
Short Life Lessons from Adam Mitzner
I was born in Brooklyn but grew up mainly in East Brunswick, New Jersey, a suburb about an hour outside of New York City. My childhood was focused on sports—watching them and playing them.
How I Write a Twisty Plot Twist
What book has your favorite plot twist? Gone Girl? The Girl on the Train? The Silent Patient? Anything by Agatha Christie? I like a plot twist that you never saw coming—but I love a plot twist that, when it comes, you can’t believe you didn’t see it sooner.
Judging a Book by its Title
Some titles make you think that the book was created with the title stamped on the front: To Kill a Mockingbird; Gone with the Wind; The Great Gatsby. Others seemingly don’t relate at all to the novel.
The Girl From Home by Adam Mitzner
Is there anything more frightening than a blank page? And then the first line is written, and it begins. As the expression goes—Once begun, half-done. Or at least that’s what my mother often said.
Thoughts About My Second Novel
There are lots of blog posts and the like in which first time novelists write about their experiences. But what about the second novel? How does it differ from the first?
A Tip for the First Time Novelist
My debut novel, A Conflict of Interest, was actually the third book I’d written. The first two, as first and even second novels tend to be, were thinly-veiled autobiography. After both of them failed to find a publisher, I decided to try something new for the third one—a female protagonist.