Matthew Wiener on 'Mad Men' writes the entire series before they start shooting, and if you have that, then what you can do with character and story is not at all unlike what you can do in a novel.
A relationship with an imaginary woman is preferable to a relationship with a real one.
In writing 'The Satanic Verses,' I think I was writing for the first time from the whole of myself. The English part, the Indian part. The part of me that loves London, and the part that longs for Bombay. And at my typewriter, alone, I could indulge this.
I remember when I was young, many cities in the Muslim world were cosmopolitan cities with a lot of culture.
Pham Nhat Vuong