Author Interview: Gillian Flynn

Awhile ago, I posted my opinion on Gillian Flynn’s bestselling thriller, Gone Girl, calling it brilliant and shocking. By “shocking” I meant the ending. Now, I while listening to the interview with this terrific author, I learned that she hadn’t planned this ending in advance for the simple reason that she hadn’t known it until she reached the end.
Well, I can conclude two things:
First, not only does Gillian Flynn like to shock her readers by the ending, but she likes to surprise herself as well. That’s surely something to look forward to during the writing process.
Second, although Flynn states in this interview that we don’t/can’t know another person completely (which is exactly what the readers infer), she seems to know her characters pretty well. So well, in fact, that she “listens” to them and writes down what they “tell” her to write. In other words, she trusts them. Which is brilliant!
Enjoy the interview! 🙂


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