Tana French’s Accidental Writing

July 28, 2012 | 1 book mentioned 1

Aspiring writers who’ve long dreamed of critical acclaim will no doubt be slightly miffed at Tana French’s admission that her writing “happened by accident.” As the former actress explains to The Guardian, writing In the Woods was a subconscious, almost involuntary experience: “I thought I could never write a proper book, I’d never done it before. But I thought I could write a sequence. Then I had a chapter.”

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One comment:

  1. Tana French is an inspirational writer. Even though she thought she could not write she did it. I think charcters in her novels display this quality. She likes writing investigative novels where each character slowly evolves in the way they think and behave.

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