Cameron Dryden had an idea. Actually–side note–he has had a lot of them. As an MIT-trained Futurist, he holds over 20 patents and was the NSBE’s 2013 Distinguished Engineer of the Year. But this idea was different because it was the beginnings of a novel. A trilogy, in fact. Along the path of developing his writing chops he’s been learning a lot about the novel writing and publishing processes. This site intends to share that knowledge and noodling. He is a 2019 Writer’s Digest Writing Competition winner. Other writers contribute to the mix of process, craft and review posts.
Ellie Harte picked up a pen when she was a young girl and never put it down again – at least metaphorically. She has been writing in many different forms since then, from studying journalism in college to working in nonprofit communications. She is now working on her first novel. In the copious amounts of free time she doesn’t have, she writes at The Second Page (www.ellieharte.com) and trains for marathons. She lives in Los Angeles.
Sea Stachura is a writer, graphic designer and educator. She has served on faculty at Augusta University and worked a journalist for NPR and Minnesota Public Radio News. When asked to describe Sea, people use words like “wet,” “salty,” and “full of sharks.” Those who note the lack of a definite pronoun, think instead of the human named Sea. They say she is ceaseless and curious and has a pretty good singing voice. She holds an M.A. in journalism from the University of Missouri and is soon to graduate from the M.F.A. Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. She currently lives in Augusta, Ga.