Episode 461: Start with a Setting: Creating a Rich World for Your Story – Interview with Ginny Kubitz Moyer

Today, Lori is interviewing Ginny Kubitz Moyer. They’ll be talking about how she started writing her debut novel, The Seeing Garden, with the setting.

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In this episode Ginny Kubitz Moyer and Lori discuss:

  • Why she prefers the term “discovery writer” instead of “pantser.”
  • The importance of reading widely and re-reading books.
  • How she picked up the tone of her novel, The Seeing Garden.

Plus, her #1 tip for writers.

About Ginny Kubitz Moyer

Ginny Kubitz Moyer is a California native with a love of local history. A graduate of Pomona College and Stanford University, she’s an English instructor and avid weekend gardener. 

Her articles have appeared in a variety of publications, including Bella Grace and America Magazine, and she is the author of several books on women’s spirituality. 

She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, two sons, and one adorable rescue dog. The Seeing Garden is her first novel. 

You can find her on her website or follow her on Instagram.

The Seeing Garden

It’s 1910, and Catherine Ogden is aching to live a creative and meaningful life. That’s not easy to do when her aunt and uncle–and all of New York society–consider a good marriage to be the pinnacle of feminine achievement. But when Catherine visits Oakview, the Northern California estate of handsome bachelor William Brandt, she thinks that it might be possible to satisfy her family’s hopes as well as her own. In that beautiful place, she finds the promise of a new start and the opportunity to use her artistic gifts in designing the garden.  But as Catherine is drawn into William’s hidden life, as well as the secrets of his estate staff, she discovers that Oakview holds both more opportunity and more risk than she ever imagined. It will take all her courage—and the lessons of some shocking revelations about the past—to choose the path that leads to real freedom. 

Full of rich period detail and complex characters, and set against an unforgettable backdrop, The Seeing Garden explores what it takes for a woman to discern her most authentic life.

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