Brisbane Writers Festival 2011 – Anita Shreve

Anita Shreve seems to have it all: good looks, brains and
plenty of self-deprecating humour. In her interview this morning at the Brisbane
Writers Festival, she spoke about her books, particularly her latest, Rescue, which
features Webster, a paramedic who meets his future wife when he is called to
rescue her from a car accident in which she’s involved. Anita spoke with
passion about how she builds her characters. She equates this process to seeing
a person walking towards her out of a thick mist. As they emerge from the fog,
so their features become clearer and clearer until she can see them in all
their glory. She also spoke about how one house – the same house – has featured
in four different novels. Speaking candidly about the process of writing and achieving
publication, she reaffirmed for aspiring writers how important it is to believe
in yourself, follow your passion and keep going, even in the face of the many
rejections that come with the territory. The verdict? An inspiring and
informative interview with a thoroughly likeable lady. Thanks, Anita.

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