The Write Focus

3:38 / J.V. Caggiano Interview ~ Not at her ”Witt’s End” / Mixed Miscellany Summer Series

September 14, 2022

J.V. Caggiano talks writing, her book At Witt’s End, having a “serial killer wall” to plan her books, and overcoming her launch at the start of the pandemic, in this week’s episode of The Write Focus.


  • 0:10 Intro
  • 2:00 J.V.’s book At Witt’s End, using emotional connections and items to link to the next books
  • 4:35 Her route to indie publishing
  • 6:25 Using a copy editor, problems and solutions
  • 8:07 Cover designer and development of her novel’s title (series branding with covers)
  • 10:02 Starting the story process, character dictating setting, and her “serial killer wall”
  • 15:25 Her writing journey and her writing schedule
  • 19:41 Creativity help: pen and paper
  • 24:16 When the first draft is over
  • 26:30 Critique groups
  • 30:45 Her trusty notebook
  • 33:00 Maintaining motivation
  • 35:20 Closing


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