Editor’s Note: I’m pleased to feature this interview with author duo Sean Platt and David Wright as part of the Winning Edits Expert Interview Series.
Sean and David are the co-authors of Yesterday’s Gone, a post-apocalyptic thriller delivered in an irresistible serialized format, like a high-drama TV series or comic.
Thank you both for joining us.
Matt Gartland: Emotional storytelling is at the heart of Yesterday’s Gone. What stories from your life, past and present, inspired this type of narrative?
David Wright: I love stories where you feel what the character feels, and that’s what we try to do with the different points-of-view in Yesterday’s Gone.
For fiction to work, you have to feel something for the characters.
I first learned this, oddly enough, as a child while reading old hardcover Peanuts treasuries at my grandmother’s house.