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Goodreads asked M.D. Hall:

What’s the best thing about being a writer?

M.D. Hall It's tempting to say I'm in complete control of what happens in the story. But that wouldn't strictly be true. As the story progresses, the characters dictate where the story goes.
Part of me likes to believe that ... and there may be some truth to it, as I often surprise myself with the directions they take me.

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