A lot of my writer friends - some of whom are brilliant - work when the Muse calls them, for lack of a better description. You know, days of nothing, then this creative burst where they write for 36 hours straight fueled by caffeine and idealism.

G. Willow Wilson

G. Willow Wilson

Profession: Writer
Nationality: American

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In all likelihood, you've been treated by a Muslim doctor or served by a Muslim waiter or worked beside a Muslim computer programmer. Even if you think, 'I don't know any Muslims,' it's probably not true.

In Arab Islamic society, it is traditionally taboo to criticize the lifestyle or personal philosophy of any practicing Muslim.

I think people, especially in the Muslim community, are rightly cautious any time you hear, 'Oh, there's going to be a Muslim character.'

The Qur'an is God's property, not mine.

I don't want to compare myself to somebody like Fitzgerald or Hemingway, but I feel like, for some writers, going to a certain city, a certain place, is what kickstarts your imaginative process.

The story of a passionate woman in a stale marriage is as old as Helen of Troy.

I don't think being a writer who is religious means you have to write about nothing but religion. When I do write about religion, it's to inform the story, not to push a certain agenda.

I think lot of Muslims have gotten fatigued by the way Muslim characters, even 'positive' ones, are portrayed in the media.

Islam is antiauthoritarian, sex-positive monotheism.

There's a burden of representation that comes into play when there aren't enough representatives of a certain group in popular culture.

My synesthesia is mostly gone - it was a much bigger factor when I was a kid. But having no depth perception is a bonus when you're trying to lay out flat images and describe them to an artist - flat is all I see.

'Lost' makes a lot of sense to me, philosophically.

Muslims are ordinary members of the working public, just like you.

The more you put out there, the more you have to resolve. 'Air' is the most literary comic I've written so far, and that poses problems.