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Anne Tyler
October 25, 1941 -
Nationality: American
Category: Novelist
Subcategory: American Novelist

I expect that any day now, I will have said all I have to say; I'll have used up all my characters, and then I'll be free to get on with my real life.


I never think about the actual process of writing. I suppose I have a superstition about examining it too closely.


I consciously try to end my novels at a point where I won't have to wonder about my characters ever again.


I do write long, long character notes - family background, history, details of appearance - much more than will ever appear in the novel. I think this is what lifts a book from that early calculated, artificial stage.


For me, writing something down was the only road out.


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