From big idea to finished manuscript, whether you’re writing a work of fiction or non-fiction, the writing process can be difficult to navigate. For The Tomb of the Primal Dragon, the idea was simple—excavating one of history’s oldest tombs had real world implications because it involved writing the unwritten. The first step of the process was crafting a scene where two characters on this journey met, and then exploring what happened before and after that moment. From there, it became clear technology would play a big part, and that a balance between technology and liberal arts had to be struck, and in researching some of the latest technology out there, I found a theme that ended up being a major challenge of the story: what is the place of liberal arts in a technology driven world?
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