are always interested in how and why a writer writes.
I think this is
because imaginative writing seems something like magic.
Whether a writer describes a piece of life in exhaustive,
realistic detail or invents whole societies out of the air,
the ability to bring the smell of the sea or a look of
exhaustion vividly into your presence with words alone almost
defies logic. This is one reason, I think, why people often
want to talk to the writer of a book after a reading and why
writers are often interviewed. It helps the writer, too, to be
able to think about his or her process."