The Story Behind THE LEGEND OF BAGGER VANCE

Ignoring just about every rule of commercial book publishing, Steve’s “first” novel not only became a major bestseller (over 250,000 sold), it was adapted into a feature film directed by Robert Redford starring Matt Damon, Will Smith, and Charlize Theron.

Where did he get the idea?

What magical something did The Legend of Bagger Vance have that his previous manuscripts lacked?

Why did Steve decide to write a book when he already had a well-established screenwriting career?

How does writing a publishable novel really work?

Taking a page from John Steinbeck’s classic Journal of a Novel, Steve offers answers for these and scores of other practical writing questions in The Authentic Swing.