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Sarah Kernochan

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I decided to be a writer at age 14. The books I loved made me want to draw love in the same way, to beguile and woo a reader away from the sensory world. I don't think of myself as an author but rather as a storyteller. I have only published two books because I got sidetracked into film. That career reached its peak with my directing a movie from my own script called "All I Wanna Do" [original title: "The Hairy Bird"] with Kirsten Dunst and Lynn Redgrave. The other peak was winning a second Academy Award for documentary.

I worried that, when I eventually returned to writing novels, screenwriting would have ruined my prose style. I found that, instead, it had sharpened my ability to plot and shape a story. I felt more confident about construc
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Sarah Kernochan It doesn't happen often, and when it does it's usually a signal that I'm headed in the wrong direction. I take a closer second look at what I've…moreIt doesn't happen often, and when it does it's usually a signal that I'm headed in the wrong direction. I take a closer second look at what I've already written, take into account what I'm about to write, then question every aspect: plot, character, flow. Often I cut stuff I love, or position it elsewhere. Tough love, you could say.(less)
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