There’s a new Laurie King on the shelves—a new LRK short story, at any rate:
Long long ago, in a galaxy far away, I did an event we called “Writer’s Improv,” which meant I sat down one lovely May morning and wrote a story with the world looking over my shoulder, online. That day I wrote what turned out to be about a third of the final story, which eventually I finished and gave to Dana Stabenow for a collection called Unusual Suspects.
And it’s a nice story, and all the others in the book are nice stories, but to my mind the most interesting part of “The House” is that my Writer’s Improv was intended as a demonstration of the writing process, from first idea to polished product. And since it’s on the shelves now, all three thirds of it, I’ve posted a page on the web site that has the original text and a detailed commentary on the writing—and more to the point, the rewriting—process.