I am much interested in the writing of fiction and its relationship with the unconscious. I go with the notion that we behave as if our thoughts and behavior derive consciously, whereas it’s our unconscious by which we are mostly steered through life. I submit that most of the characters and the paths they take may seem as if we authors invent them, but that if they are going to have verisimilitude, and truly invite readers into the fictive world they come to inhabit, they are more animated by hidden ethers than by our consciously sculpting them.

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