Novel Idea

About a month ago, we posted about Graham Rawle's novel, Woman's World, which he wrote (then rewrote) by clipping words and phrases out of publications from the 1960s. Today, Nerve has an interview with Rawle, in which he details the writing process: "I might have had a sentence like, 'She stormed out of the room,' which then became, 'Red rage rose within her like the mercury in a toffee thermometer until she reached the boiling point of fudge.'... It forced me to be more inventive in the way I constructed sentences." And although the book it's a collage made with scissors and glue, the novel is still a cohesive story. "With the editing process, we had to be as ruthless as you would be with a straight novel. My editor would say, "We should cut chapter thirteen," and I'd have to go, "Okay. Well, that took eight months to make, but that's fine." [Nerve]