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Make sure to check out another interview with Keith Lesmeister, now up on Michigan Quarterly Review‘s blog site! Keith discusses We Could’ve Been Happy Here, emotional connections in literary fiction, sharing pain with characters and more.
Here’s a quick excerpt from the interview:
“Getting to know a character is much like getting to know a co-worker or friend… I spent a lot of time talking to my characters, asking them questions, figuring out their wants, desires, insecurities, vulnerabilities, fears, loves, and once we shared our secrets with each other, I could hear them talking to me.” – Keith Lesmeister on finding a character’s voice
Read the full interview here.