Marilee asked Catherine Ryan Hyde:

I'm a fan of yours.. So here goes, what amazes you the most about writing? Expand if possible. :)

Catherine Ryan Hyde Hi Marilee. The process of imagination itself. I begin to develop an idea. Then it just starts flowing. Then the characters all but take over. They (seem to) tell me things about themselves I never would have discovered on my own. Then the really amazing moment is when I look back and honestly have no idea where all the layers of detail came from. Knocks me over every time!

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