"My writing knows more than I know. What a writer must do is listen to her book. It might take you where you donâ€™t expect to go. Thatâ€™s what happens when you write stories. You listen and you say â€˜a ha,â€™ and you write it down. A lot of it is not planned, not conscious; it happens while youâ€™re doing it. You know more about it after youâ€™re done."