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Novelist and short story writer T.C. Boyle (formerly known as T. Coraghessan Boyle) offered insights into his writing process in The Art of Fiction No. 161, featured in The Paris Review (Summer 2000), where he was interviewed by Elizabeth E. Adams. Excerpts from the interview are included below. (Read the entire interview at theparisreview.org)

INTERVIEWER: What is the difference in the composing of a short story and a novel? Is there a shifting of gears?

BOYLE: Yes, sure. But I do see everything I’m doing as a story, whether it’s five pages or five hundred. The essential difference is that with stories, or during a period of story writing, you’re never sure if you’re going to come up with the next one. Oh, you feel great on bringing a story to completion—what a rush!—but then, speaking of blocks, you go through a period of a…

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Comments on: "T. C. Boyle on Writing: The Paris Review Interview (Summer 2000)" (3)

  1. You are so generous with other writers. The world needs more of you. A few clones perhaps?

  2. Great post.
    Laurie.

  3. Dear Marilyn and Laurie: Thanks for stopping by for a visit and for your gracious comments. Have an amazing day! Bette

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