WHY DO YOU WRITE?
I'm compelled to do it, as a way of understanding and deepening experience. And (mostly) it's fun!
ARE YOU A VIVID DREAMER?
When I invited a novelist to talk to my history students, she told them to stay in bed in the morning and distil the insights of their dreams. I try to use the subconscious creatively by giving myself time to live with an instinctive idea.