Maria Grace’s interview with me. And yes, just so you know carrots weren’t always orange, they were a yellowish white to begin with – close to parsnips. And then along came a Dutchman, incensed by the fact that there were no veggies sporting the beautiful Dutch orange and the rest, as they say, is history … (or not; this elusive Dutchman seems to be an urban myth).
I hope you enjoy the interview!
Please help me welcome Anna Belfrage this morning.
Writing is such a challenging endeavor. What got you started on it and what keeps you doing it?
To write is to be in control – at least initially. I’ve always written stories, as a child swashbuckling stories involving a lot of bravery and yours truly, as an adolescent rather soppy love stories involving yours truly and Handsome Hero, and as an adult a combination of the two – well, with the major improvement of cutting yours truly out of the story.
As my writing skills have evolved – and they do on a daily basis – the fundamental pleasure in writing lies in telling the story THROUGH my character’s eyes. It also leads to some rather surprising twists, as my characters tend to be opinionated and verbal, thereby derailing the plot. These days I have but the vaguest idea of where…
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