Mar 01 1988
An Interview with Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris
We’re collaborators, but also indivdual writers. Michael and I plunge into each other’s work with very little ceremony. We plot together, we dream up our characters together, we do everything together, except write the actual drafts, although even the writing is subject to one another’s deepest desires. We go over every manuscript word by word. Then we argue over whatever we feel should be changed and we try to come to some sort of agreement on everything that goes out.