Monday, February 13, 2012

dan chaon | stay awake

"I think what I start out with is some kind of image or scene, and then from there I'll work towards a character. From the character and that moment then I think plot will begin to emerge. With a lot of stories, the opening image is frequently the thing that I started with -- whether it's the image of the baby with two heads, or the image the guy hitting the deer in the semi. Then I tend to begin to explore the characters in these images and make them move forward in some sort of plot-like way."

--Book Talk: A Peek into Loss and Darkness with Dan Chaon

Stay Awake: Stories
By Dan Chaon

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