Three sci-fi writers, one interesting Google Play hour

Last week, I found this hour-long, interview with Iain M. Banks, Alastair Reynolds and Peter F. Hamilton. I’m always interested in questions around idea generation and methodology but I also enjoyed the way this was recorded. Everyone’s in a different place, in front of a laptop,¬†and people from all over the world are invited to ask questions. This was my first hang-out: it’s a nice format.

I leave you with Iain Banks on whether writing gets easier or more difficult with time (it starts at 39:58):

I think writing is like anything else, the more you do it the better you get – up to a certain point, extreme old age or something – and maybe there’s partially a confidence thing as well: you learn to trust your own abilities.