The Making of Star Wars

I, along with so many others, enjoyed Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In fact, I watched it twice in the theaters and purchased it on Blu-ray once it became available. So last night I was bored and sat down to watch some of the special features associated with the film (particularly how it was made) and here’s what I found.

The process was overwhelmingly a discover as you go process.

This revelation was encouraging to me because in so many ways this is my process for writing. I write a first draft with at least some help from an outline and some notes. Then I revise it again and again and again, changing character voice, adding motivations, sub-plots, revelations, and personal details. Sometimes the whole theme of the book changes with an important revision.

I am still working on the revisions for book 2 of Space to Stand, and rather than having it out this spring, I hope to have it out in the fall. It is slow going, and some health issues have certainly slowed the process, but I keep plugging away, and eventually it will be published. Anyway, I have so many more stories I can’t wait to get out there!

About Aaron K. Redshaw

Aaron's goal for writing is to create believable characters in fantasy or science fiction worlds that do not leave out the element of faith in a personal and loving God. He is an English teacher at a large public high school, the senior co-pastor of New Hope Church in Scotts Valley, CA (, and a father and husband in a wonderful family which he hopes to someday patent.
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