When you create characters, how far should you go to individualize their physical descriptions? What is absolutely necessary for the depiction?
Will the coming generations receive most of their entertainment through visual means rather than through the written word, and will such a proliferation of narrative film/TV reduce the importance of reading? As a longtime practitioner of the art of fiction writing and a committed reader of the works of others, I have been thinking a great deal about the impact of the proliferating film/TV industry on the future of reading.
Do you agonize over your titles? Are your friends worried about you because you don’t emerge from your office for days? Are you constantly rewriting? Don’t worry – you’re not alone! Warren Adler, who has published more than 30 novels and short story collections in his 40 years as a published author, lifts the veil on some of the "perfectly normal" writing struggles he has learned to accept as part of the process of creation and writing.