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Alright, to switch it up…something different, the continuation of the interview with Blue Lines author Kenneth A. Suffern, Jr.
I: What inspires you?
KS: Life and experiences. Not mine, per se, but life and living in general.
I: Every writer has a method to his or her writing. On a typical writing day, how would you spend your time?
KS: In the beginning, my writing consisted of specific items. My (or borrowed) computer, my disks set out, I file of pictures relating to the story opened on the machine, some paper and music, whether playing on the computer (now iPod, or whatever).
I: How long does it take for you to complete a book you would allow someone to read?
KS: I would say that if I am focused on one piece of work, possibly about a year and a half to two years.
I: Do you write right through or do you revise as you go along?
KS: With Blue Lines I wrote the manuscript all the way through, and then I returned to the work to revise.