Scott Sparling Interview

Scott Sparling recently appeared at Powell's City of Books with other Brave on the Page authors.

Scott Sparling recently appeared at Powell’s City of Books with other Brave on the Page authors.

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.”

Read the whole interview here.

Scott is one of fifteen authors interviewed in Brave on the Page.

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