I was honored to be interviewed by e-Books India recently. It was fun to reflect a bit on the process that led to the publication of The Munich Girl.
Since writing and supporting authors is a big focus for this publication, I was asked such process-oriented questions as whether I approach writing by following structures and writing rules or write in a free flow way, and whether I have preferences about time of the day for writing, or particular settings in which to pursue it.
“I definitely write in a free-flow way when I am capturing down a story. It is seldom in chronological order, at least not until certain segments begin to form themselves into pieces that show a relationship to each other and begin to reveal the story’s wholeness and coherence.
“It is a highly intuitive process for a long time, until enough takes shape and my inner editor can begin to apply both structure and logic.
“For the generative part of the process, I seem to work best in a very public environment like a coffee shop, in the early half of the day.
“By the time I enter the revision aspect of the work, which I love (and I often go back and forth between the two in the rhythm of the way I work), I need to work in a more private, retreat-like setting, also in the early half of the day.
“I’m a true ‘morning person,’ rather like a farmer.”
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