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And I am interested in the fact that class is very much a factor in America, even though it's not supposed to be.
At most I'll spend three or four hours daily, sometimes less.
If I waited till I felt like writing, I'd never write at all.
I've always enjoyed studying the small clues that indicate a particular class level.
I didn't really choose to write; I more or less fell into it.
I forget a book as soon as I finish writing it, which is not always a good thing.
I save the best of myself for novels, and I believe it shows.
I spend about a year between novels.
I'm too shy for personal appearances, and I've found out that anytime I talk about my writing, I can't do any writing for many weeks afterward.
My decision to start a new one is just that, a decision, since I never get inspirations.
My stories are never quite good enough.
My writing day has grown shorter as I've aged, although it seems to produce the same number of pages.
Not until the final draft do I force myself to remember that I'm going to have to think about how it will affect other people.
The one ironclad rule is that I have to try. I have to walk into my writing room and pick up my pen every weekday morning.
When I read, I'm purely a reader.
I think it must be very hard to be one of the new young writers who are urged to put themselves forward when it may be the last thing on earth they'd be good at.
I do write long, long character notes - family background, history, details of appearance - much more than will ever appear in the novel. I think this is what lifts a book from that early calculated, artificial stage.
I just want to be told a story, and I want to believe I'm living that story, and I don't give a thought to influences or method or any other writerly concerns.
I'll write maybe one long paragraph describing the events, then a page or two breaking the events into chapters, and then reams of pages delving into my characters. After that, I'm ready to begin.
The Amateur Marriage grew out of the reflection that of all the opportunities to show differences in character, surely an unhappy marriage must be the richest.
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