William Gibson says some things to some people


Re-posted from Autodespair* an extensive Q&A session with William Gibson, including fan contributions.

A favourite response, as a sample:

I have to force myself to turn up every day, in case the writing also decides to. Often, it doesn’t choose to. There is more of that at the start of a book than later, mercifully. The book builds its own momentum, though each one has a different momentum. That momentum is what calls the shots, imposes the regimen.The part of me that’s writing this, now, is utterly incapable of writing a novel. The part of me that just wrote a novel is profoundly unavailable, right now, and will remain so until the next time I have to go out and walk for miles, whistling for it, convinced its finally run away for good and all.


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