Joyce Carol Oates – On Writing Characters

Joyce Carol Oates is an award-winning author with over 50 novels to her credit, including the national bestsellers, “We Were the Mulvaneys,” “Blonde” (a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize) and the “New York Times” bestsellers, “The Falls” (winner of the 2005 Prixe Femina Etranger) and “The Gravedigger’s Daughter.” She offers advice on developing realistic characters, and uses characters from her novel, “The Gravedigger’s Daughter,” as examples.