Finding Wonderland has another great interview up, this time with M.T. Anderson.
M.T. Anderson struggles with plot! I struggle with plot!
I think what makes this interview, as well as the one Finding Wonderland did with D. M. Cornish, so good is that both authors only use their first two initials.
Sorry. I couldn't resist pointing out the obvious.
No, what I think makes these interviews so good is that both authors write books that require intense world building and both authors seem to have a pretty good understanding of their process in doing that. I was just explaining to someone this evening that when I first started publishing, I didn't know what the heck process was. These guys really have a good grasp of what they do and how they do it.
In addition, the interviewers are writers who also are well informed about their subjects' work. They have a good grasp of what writers do and how they do it and can apply that knowledge to specific books.
The end result is good reading.
This interview is part of the 2008 Winter Blog Blast Tour, which is enormous and impressive and far more than I can hope to read.