To write about someone like myself would be very limiting.
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It's a responsibility of the writer to get the reader out of the story somehow.
It's why you create characters: so you can argue with yourself.
You want to suggest something new, but at the same time, resolve the drama of the action in the novel.
I tend not to know what the plot is or the story is or even the theme. Those things come later, for me.
The last three books are much more a case of a moment of history, what happened almost by accident or coincidence, like being in the same elevator or lifeboat.
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