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Author Edmund White on Capturing The Gay Experience

“In fiction you have an obligation to show representative characters… you don’t just want to show a bunch of freaks.”

Edmund White. Photograph by Andrew Fladeboe.

Read a lot, but not to the point of letting your own impulse to write be overwhelmed.

A novel’s first obligation is to be entertaining and interesting.

My agent said, ‘Too much information!’ and a lot of people were shocked by it, but I just thought ‘what the hell’.

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