This is a great thread w/ a challenge many writers
have taken up. I'd recommend reading
SWEET HEREAFTER by Russell Banks. Banks writes superbly crafted
novels in a wide range of topics. You always learn from reading
Banks, both about the story he's writing and his craft.
I read SWEET HEREAFTER many years ago, based upon a true story about
a tragic school bus accident in which many children died. I know, many may
be put off by that, but read it. The story is told from different POV of people
in the little Adirondacks community. To this day, I still remember the chill
I felt finishing the chapter of the school bus plunging into a frozen lake, the next
chapter begins w/ the driver behind the bus who saw it all happen,
powerless and stunned.
Read it. Feel the chill. You'll never forget it.
Author of PERFECT CRIME, short mysteries
and suspense novels published at Kindle and other ereaders.
Web site: http://www.jackerickson.com