Faulkner vs. King and Irving

by Russ Roberts on August 1, 2006

in Books

Faulkner once described the process of writing as following your characters around and writing down what they say and do. He presumably meant that even a book of fiction was not totally under the control of the author and that there was a certain organic inevitability once you created a character as to how the character talks and behaves. King and Irving evidently have a different model of how to write.

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