Author of The Giver Talks About the Writing Process, Adaptations, Streep, and Bridges

August 22, 2014 2:18 PM

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I sit alone in a room every day and do my work, and that's what I love doing. I enter the lives of these characters that I know are fictional and have appeared in my imagination. But they become so real to me that when I finish a manuscript, its like leaving behind a family that you've been close to, and I love that process.

Part of what I love about writing (as compared to moviemaking) is I get to write the screenplay of course, I write the dialogue, I design the set, I design the costumes, I do the casting, and I choose the camera angles. I do it all, all by myself. So, it was interesting to get involved with the movi...

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