In re-reading 'Presumed Innocent,' the one thing…

In re-reading 'Presumed Innocent,' the one thing that struck me – and I re-read the book four different times in writing 'Innocent,' interested in different things each time – but I did think there were a couple of extra loops in the plot that I probably didn't need. The other thing that sort of amazed …

Americans have grown a great deal more realistic…

Americans have grown a great deal more realistic about lawyers and the law. I think that's all for the good. A lot of people will say to you these days, 'If you are looking for justice, don't go to a courtroom.' That's just a more realistic perspective on what happens in the legal process. Scott …

I tend to start with a kernel, a vague concept…

I tend to start with a kernel, a vague concept, and just begin to write things down – notes about a character, lines of dialogue, descriptive passages about a place. One idea fires another. I do that for about a year. By then there's a story, and I'll go on to a complete first draft …