Everything I write is different, so I can’t really generalise about where I begin. But character is very important to me – it’s why I write, I think; that and language. And if you really know a character, then you figure out how they would behave in a given situation. And the plot comes out of that, really.Goodreads.com. (2019). Claire Messud Quotes (Author of The Woman Upstairs). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/2508.Claire_Messud [Accessed 8 Oct. 2019].