Over at Salty Ink, Danila Botha interviews Amy Jones.
I think that most fiction is really just piecing together little bits of reality in different ways.”
Amy Jones (http://listophelia.blogspot.com/) is a fantastic writer. Her first book, a collection of stories called What Boys Like is the most exciting book I’ve read in ages- a diverse group of utterly convincing, uniquely voiced characters whose pain, restlessness and triumphs are entirely relatable, and whose voices are fresh and vital. Both the dialogue and internal monologues are spot on.
I had the chance to chat with her recently about her writing process, inspirations and what she loves about writing short stories.
1) You write from so many perspectives so well- from the
Well, for one thing, I spend a lot of time people watching. I’m kind of obsessed with what’s going on in other people’s lives, and I’m always wondering “What’s that single mother at the grocery store thinking?” Or “What’s that guy with the super young girlfriend thinking?” My stories are all attempts to answer those questions.