How do YOU write?

There was a fascinating article in the Wall Street Journal a few weeks ago, describing the writing habits of a variety of prize-winning and accomplished authors. One particularly striking example is the way that Kazuo Ishiguro (Remains of the Day) finds the distinctive narrative voice for which he is so well known. Apparently, Ishiguro writes several chapters of each novel from multiple perspectives, effectively “auditioning” his fictional characters to determine which one will make the best narrator. It’s a rare pleasure to have this kind of window into a writer’s process, so whether you are already published or hope to be soon, this portrait of the writing life is worthy of your attention. Enjoy!

One Response to “How do YOU write?”

  1. Lorra Laven says:

    Ishiguro is one of my all-time favorite writers. It’s comforting to learn that even an author who can produce something as astounding and memorable as “Never Let Me Go” sometimes struggles with the process.

    I love that he auditions his characters by writing from different prospectives. No wonder the end result is so amazing.

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