Watching Diana write

Here's a little video demonstrating how Diana Gabaldon writes.

I saw Diana do this same "watch me write in 90 seconds" bit in person once, at an appearance a few years ago. But I really enjoyed the animation in this video, because it's easy to imagine Diana moving words or phrases around on her computer screen in exactly that way. "Fiddling", as she calls it.

Imagine 800 pages full of sentences constructed with that much careful attention to detail, and you begin to see, as Diana says, "This is why it takes me a long time to write a book."

1 comment

Mary Tormey said...

Hi Karen this is so fascinating and its great to see what goes one behind the scenes in creating and writing and that's just what she does and the time Diana gives into creating a scene and taking all the time and effort means that she is not just as writer but an artist as well , a will be looking forward to reading Book #9 in the Outlander series within the next two years. please post more soon. Happy Weekend. sincerely.

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