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By John Bankston

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45 Katherine Paterson is photographed around the time she earned a “Puppet’s Choice” award from Kids on the Block–Vermont, one of the many awards she has received throughout her career. In the late 1960s, when she was completing work on her first novel, such success seemed almost unimaginable. 4 Breakthrough “Years ago when I was trying to learn how to write fiction, I made up a motto for myself that would run through my head like a mantra,” Katherine Paterson recalled in a 1994 speech. “Something’s got to happen.

Procrastination is often as big a part of a writer’s toolbox as grammar and dialogue. Paterson cleaned her kitchen. She answered letters. She rearranged her bookshelves. Until one day she met with a friend who asked the magic words: How was the new book coming? Paterson looked her friend in the eye and admitted, “I’m writing a book in which a child dies, and I can’t let her die. ” The author later recalled her friend’s response: “‘Katherine,’ she said, looking me in the eye, for she is a true friend, ‘I don’t think it’s Lisa’s death you can’t face.

First books can take years, even decades to complete. Second books are often written under contracts and 51 52 Katherine Paterson deadlines. Even more daunting, Paterson admits she never knows what she is going to write about from one book to the next. When she finishes a novel, she usually fears it will be the last one she ever writes. Still, for her next two novels, Paterson returned to familiar territory: ancient Japan. Despite taking place nearly a thousand years ago, her second novel, Of Nightingales That Weep, also dealt with issues familiar to modern readers.

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