Why do you write?
A couple of years ago, my answer to this would have been different, I expect. Wizards of the Coast was putting together an anthology of all of the short stories I had done for the Forgotten Realms over the years. Part of my task was to provide an introduction to each of the stories — what was I thinking when I wrote it?
Going over those stories was like looking at an old photo album. I was thrown back to the time, place, and mental state so vividly… it was like reliving the last 25 years of my life.
And then I understood why I write: This is my spiritual journey. This is the way I make sense of the world around me. I use my characters as sounding boards as I try to resolve the big questions bouncing around inside my head. I cannot imagine my life without this tool, this outlet.
Read the rest of our Q&A with R. A. Salvatore: http://powells.us/10RwflO