In April 2015, B.K. Stevens debuted the blog series “The First Two Pages,” hosting craft essays by short story writers and novelists analyzing the openings of their own work. The series continued until just after her death in September 2017, and the full archive of those essays can be found at Bonnie’s website here.
This month (November 2017) the blog series relocated here at the request of Bonnie’s husband and daughter, and I’ve invited three authors to kick off these first first few installments: Robert Lopresti, Eve Fisher, and R.T. Lawton, each of whom has blogged with Bonnie at the group blog SleuthSayers and each of whom has a story in the November/December issue of Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine alongside Bonnie’s own story “Death Under Construction” from her Leah Abrams series.
Here Eve Fisher talks about her story “Darkness Visible.” Please use the arrows and controls at the bottom of the embedded PDF to navigate through the essay.