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Behind the Story: Montague's Last

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I'm a fan of behind the scenes specials, and I wish I could peep into the artistic process of all my favourite stories. So I'm going to attempt to offer some insight into how I came to write my short story "Montague's Last", an alternative history piece about a regretful slave seeking redemption in the final moments of his life. 
First and foremost, if you have not yet done so, you may read the ebook on Amazon.com before reading the article below, as it contains serious spoilers. You have been warned!
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Still proceeding? Ok then! I'll assume you've read the story.




It took me three years (on and off) and 8 drafts to finish Montague's Last from conception to final draft. It started as just another one of my notes with raw ideas sprawled on them, usually without order or any semblance of plot. I didn't even have a title, I just had one sentence I liked. "They say great things can be achieved in the dead of night." Tha…