This is why she is the storyteller I love. Stephenie Meyer has a candid day with reporter Robert Sullivan from Vogue.com. The way she describes her own writing is exactly what I tell people when asked "why is she your favorite".


"I had always told myself stories my whole life and assumed that everyone does," Meyer says. "You know, it's funny; in Jane Eyre, which is something I've read 40 million times, there's this scene where she shows Rochester her paintings. And she explains that in her head it was so different. And Rochester replies that she captured just a wisp of what she was seeing. I used to paint, and I won a few watercolor contests, but I could never get it to look exactly like it did in my head. But with writing, I discovered I could get it to look exactly like it did in my head."

"The sexual tension that she's managed to sustain is just incredible," says Catherine Hardwicke, the director of the movie. "You've found your soul mate, and that the person who you are in love with and who is in love with you could kill you—even better!"

"I think that the reason the books were that way, unintentionally," Meyer says, "is because I miss those days of ten and thirteen when a boy looked at you, and oh, my gosh, you could talk about it for two weeks because he looked at you funny. 'What does that mean? What is that about?' Everything was analyzed."



Full interview here
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