Why We Write: Irving Greenfield

Q1. What inspires your creativity?

Any of the four conflicts that make up a story.

Q2. What conditions do you like to write in? Standing on your head, sitting on the bus, eaves dropping at a party…

When I was younger, I tried to emulate Hemingway. But I discovered Hemingway was Hemingway and I am me. I had no choice but to remain with me and improve upon upon myself.

Q3. Are there any writers that you most strive to be like and why?

Too many to list.

Q4. What is your favourite book and why?

I don’t really have a favorite book. I reread Moby Dick seven times, War And Peace an equal number and many others.

Q5. Do you have any tips about the writing process?

Keep your eye on the end of the your story; that way you will have someplace to go to, a journey to complete.


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