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. It’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 friend Art Taylor has graciously taken over “The First Two Pages” on his website. You can find it here: http://www.arttaylorwriter.com/…/the-first-two-pages-eve-f…/
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. I’m glad to see this part of my mom’s legacy continue and it couldn’t be in better hands. Just as “The First Two Pages” suggests in its name, it’s only the beginning and there’s much more left to be said.
Thanks for reading and making it possible to continue this blog.
-Rachel Stevens and the Stevens Family
Thanks again, Rachel, for trusting me with carrying on the blog here–as I’ve said before (and will keep saying), it’s a real honor that you and your dad thought of me here.
I’ll just try to live up to the fine work that you and your mom did–try to keep the quality as high and serve the readers as well.
Thanks so much for the note here. 🙂