Goodreads asked Robert DeFrank:

How do you get inspired to write?

Robert DeFrank It’s all about the characters. That’s where the story comes from. I get behind my character’s eyes and think: how would he or she respond in this situation? What would be the best plot twist at this point? Then how do the other characters react? I know where my story’s going. The rewards and frustrations come from steering a mosh pit of people in the desired direction.

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