In 2015, my mom started a blog called “The First Two Pages.” As an author, my mom often thought about what makes a story or novel successful and invited other authors to talk about what worked for them — as well as lessons learned. This blog was something my mom and I did together. She was the brains behind the operation and I was on the technical side of things. We were quite the team and we posted over 130 essays.
When my mom passed away a few months ago, I knew the blog needed to keep going. Itâ€™s an important part of her legacy and also a place where writers turn to for guidance. I kept the blog going until the end of October but knew that a blog written for writers and by writers should really be in the hands of a writer. Good friendÂ Art TaylorÂ has graciously taken over â€œThe First Two Pagesâ€ on his website. You can find it here:Â http://www.arttaylorwriter.com/â€¦/the-first-two-pages-eve-fâ€¦/
I hope that everyone will continue following the blog posts. Feel free to reach out to me or Art if you would like to contribute as well. Iâ€™m glad to see this part of my momâ€™s legacy continue and it couldnâ€™t be in better hands. Just as â€œThe First Two Pagesâ€ suggests in its name, itâ€™s only the beginning and thereâ€™s much more left to be said.
Thanks for reading and making it possible to continue this blog.
-Rachel Stevens and the Stevens Family