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Man Or Everyman?

29 May 2009 1:18 AM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

In Bookforum, novelist Richard Ford discusses his method for writing his acclaimed "Frank Bascombe" trilogy of novels, The Sportswriter, Independence Day, and The Lay of the Land. Along the way he references some useful theories about art, literature and character creation. An excerpt: To my mind, and faithful to Frost, these three Frank Bascombe novels, along with everything else I’ve ever written, have been largely born out of fortuity. First, I fortuitously decided I wanted to write a book. I then collected a lot of seemingly random and what seemed like significant things out of the world, things I wanted to make fit into my prospective book—events, memories, snippets of what someone said, places, names of places, ideas—all, again, »

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