Coroline interviews Dianne K. Salerni, a former fifth grade teacher, now the author of young adult historical novels.
I begin writing when the opening of the story reveals itself to me and I have enough plot ideas to move forward from there. Although I usually sketch out a basic outline for a plot before beginning the story, I rarely stick to it. For me, the true story develops along the way, and it’s often not exactly what I planned it to be.
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