Scott Sparling was recently interviewed by Kathleen Alcala as part of the Intermittent Visitors author interview series.
I love what he says about Wire to Wire, especially the long journey from writing drafts to being published by Tin House Books. Here’s an excerpt:
“There are many parts of the book that haven’t changed much since the late 1980s. But I was not the kind of writer who had the craft of story-telling under control back then. I would readily sacrifice meaning and clarity in favor of cadence. I had a few things I could do well – I had an ear for loud, incantatory sentences, and I could write dialogue well. I could write scenes, but it took me a long time to shape those scenes into a story.”
Scott is one of fifteen authors interviewed in Brave on the Page.