Starless Sky and Seven

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My Journey through a Starless Sky – Part 1

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I remember the exact moment I began to write Starless Sky. I had just finished watching 13 Going on 30 on FX (the let’s-play-this-movie-a-hundred-times TV station) and I was bored, which usually triggers my writing. I’d been playing around with some ideas for the book for awhile, but I never thought it would turn into something serious. Too many times than I’d like to admit to, I had starting writing a story and then grew uncommitted and stopped. I didn’t have much hope that Starless would be any different…but when I realized how much I just wanted to finish a story, not to get published or anything, but just simply to finish it— I turned to prayer.

How I got the idea for the story was simple. How many times have you read a book or seen a movie where a character dies and you can’t help but bawl your eyes out?  (Never? Well then, may I recommend Nicholas Sparks?) I have experienced my fair share. So, I wanted to find a story where I could tap into something as deep as death, but instead of leaving the reader in despair, portray hope. That was the main reason I wanted to write this story. I wanted to take on the challenge of writing a book about death that wasn’t sad.  In addition, the story gave me an opportunity to draw from my own very real pain of having recently lost someone I loved so much.

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Written by Paige Agnew

June 18, 2010 at 3:53 am

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