What was the hardest scene to write in your new book?
It was definitely the ending. I had a vision for how I wanted my characters’ issues to resolve, but it took me awhile to accurately convey those feelings.
The characters always come first for me. I might imagine a plot, but it develops because of how a specific character responds to that situation.
Dream, scribble, draft, revise, and revise again.
I would like to have coffee with David Mitchell and have him tell me how he came up with the structure for his novel, The Cloud Atlas.
What’s the most interesting job you’ve had?
If I’m stuck on a certain scene or part of the book, I usually leave that section and return to it the next day. Usually with time, I am able to get around any blocks I experience.
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