Interview with Chuck Palahniuk - Fiction Writing Advice

(my blog post from Tuesday, November 19, 2002)

In the Onion:

"For each character, I try to identify a body of knowledge. What is it that that character knows so well that it colors how they see the rest of the world? So I'll do a bunch of research around something like antique furniture, some very specific thing that I know nothing about, but want that character to know really well.

Other than that, major plot events, plot twists, and things like that will come from things people tell me. Spontaneous knowledge, spontaneous information. And then there's more calculated, developed information, like the household hints, that takes a while to put together."

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