David Heska Wanbli Weiden “Beat Out” His Award-Winning Novel, Winter Counts
Our thanks to acclaimed novelist David Heska Wanbli Weiden, author of the best-selling novel, Winter Counts.
The multiple award winner, including the Anthony Award for Best First Novel and the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, Weiden tells Eli Cranor on crimereads.com:
“There’s just no getting away from it—I’m addicted to research and preparation. So, I start with a broad outline of where I think the story might go. I also create a Save the Cat! beat sheet. I then create background notes for all my main characters, their back stories, goals and desires, even their taste in music. Then I do some free association work to try and discover new and surprising things about my characters.”
Thanks again to another acclaimed writer for a Save the Cat! success story!