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When I was acting, I got trained in creating a character as a three-dimensional person. If you’re doing it right you should be able to…
The thing about being a mystery writer, what marks a mystery writer out from a chick lit author or historical fiction writer, is that you…
Ireland is such a young society. The British were the ruling class up until they left about a hundred years ago, and we’ve been trying…
If you’re writing a scene for a character with whom you disagree in every way, you still need to show how that character is absolutely…
I thought I could never write a proper book; I’d never done it before. But I thought I could write a sequence. Then I had…
I like writing about big turning points, where professional and personal lives coalesce, where the boundaries are coming down, and you’re faced with a set…
I came from a house full of books, so I took reading for granted. I was an outdoorsy little kid, too, so I got the…
Both back when I was acting and now that I’m writing, I’ve always wanted the same thing out of my career: to be able to…
With acting, you have to depend on somebody else to decide if you are allowed to work. You can spend weeks and months when you…
If you rewrite a paragraph fifty times and forty-nine of them are terrible, that’s fine; you only need to get it right once.
I love writing. I feel ridiculously lucky that this is what I get to do all day.
I’m still very much in the apprentice stage of writing. I read somewhere that you need to write a million words before you know what…
I’ve got this theory that human beings are innately religious; we have a belief system. It doesn’t have to be a theist form, necessarily. But…
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