This is among the greatest causes I’m a author: I like creating worlds but in addition discovering worlds and stepping into the lives to individuals who aren’t myself; that is actually rewarding to me. And in doing that, creating empathy, hopefully, for individuals who watch. So loads of my analysis is about that, is about, one, studying the information and what this a part of the nation is like but in addition what sort of folks stay there and understanding their state of affairs.
So I did loads of studying, actually nice journalism from The New York Times, really, and from so many sources, after which I watched loads of documentaries: The Overnighters is a extremely fascinating one, specifically how [the place] impacts folks on a familial and group degree, which I discovered actually fascinating, and it is a actually fascinating character research. And then the third a part of that was that clearly I needed to get out to North Dakota and I needed to meet folks there, and it was probably the greatest experiences ever as a result of it was actually rewarding to go and to say, ‘Hey, that is the story I’m making an attempt to inform and I’d love to listen to yours and this is my model of the story’ and to get suggestions on that was actually, actually nice.