I've never flown a kite.
Every adaptation requires that the screenwriter make difficult choices - and in particular, difficult cuts.
I think, in a weird way, the reason I was drawn to screenwriting and the reason I really love doing it is because I love writing dialogue.
And I didn't grow up wanting to be a director. I grew up wanting to be a writer, so for me, that was always the goal - to be a novelist, not a screenwriter. And I think, again, if I didn't have the novels, maybe I'd be much more frustrated by not having directed yet.
With the movies, people are not going to wait around. The deadline is a deadline. In publishing it's more a polite suggestion.
A certain luxury when you get to writing a novel is to have the space to have your characters just banter.
But in a 24-hour day, the 25th hour is also the impossible hour, an hour that doesn't exist, that can only be created by the imagination.
Fiction novels, that's my game.
I like having my own story remain my story.
I was a huge fantasy geek growing up. I was the dungeon master in my D&D game.
I'm just not a natural teacher.
Once you realise that heroes die, everything becomes that much more terrifying.
It is actually a lot harder to sit down and write from A to Z. But for me at least, it's the only way I can do it, at this point, with any moderate success.
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