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Monday, March 12, 2012

Jane Langton

"I start with the images.  I can take off from there.  I've murdered people in all sorts of ways."

American Novelist
1922 - 

I find the work habits of writers and artists fascinating.  Each one is different and unique.  What are your creative habits?  Do you have to listen to certain music to get into the mood?  Do you have rituals that you follow?  Do you work in the morning, afternoon or evening?  Do you write by hand or on a computer?  What do you eat while you are writing?  Do you talk out loud while you are writing?

For Jane Langton, a mystery novelist who is almost 90, the book begins in images.  Take a look at this video and see how she first creates her stories through drawing pictures.