The premise is so incredibly unique and creative what sparked the idea for you?
I was writing literary fabulist short stories — a number of which had fusings. They weren’t working. At the same time, I wanted to write something ambitious — some real world building. When I realized that this one character (and then some of the others followed) belonged in this world, the two things snapped into place. And there she was — a girl hiding in a cabinet, a girl with a doll-head fused to her fist.
What was your writing process like? Did you do a lot of outlining?
I always make maps and then I peel off and then write a new map and peel off and write a new map etc … I have to think I know where I’m going even if I’m derailed along the way.
Was it difficult writing from multiple narratives in Pure? Did you have a favorite voice or one that was particularly hard to write?
Have you read anything good lately?