“Dear Lucky One”: Writing Lessons from Ellen Raskin’s THE WESTING GAME

Ellen Raskin's layout concept for THE WESTING GAME. Image courtesy of the CCBC, UW-Madison.

Ellen Raskin’s design for pages of THE WESTING GAME.


If Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl, Sharp Objects) reads Ellen Raskin’s THE WESTING GAME every year or so, maybe we should, too?

What this childhood favorite can teach us about the writing process, from concept to draft to page design.  Plus, some behind-the-scenes peeks at Raskin’s drafts and something called a “Swipe File.”

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It’s all here at my latest post for Ploughshares!