Extra thanks to Sean Cusick for the questions.
Great interview, DD!
I like your idea for a trio of books about America. Looking forward to whatever unfolds from your process.
I also liked your update to the question on weaknesses. In reading your work consistently I've noticed you do offer the bare minimum for transitions at times. But, I think that's a strength of yours and makes your voice distinctive. I read everything you write twice because you make me work for it. I've yet to find a logical breakdown, only a demand for the reader to pay attention. I'm a consistent over-explainer, so I've definitely taken notes and pared back my own work.
Re: setting -- I'm not a good judge because I suck at setting and don't really care for it as a reader. Hyper descriptive writing about settings causes me to tune out. Dialogue and action make a great fiction story IMHO, which I think you nailed in Post-Atomic Stress.
Recent Activity is one of my favorites. Next time you want to do something like that send it to me for review. I'm good at math.
"I have trouble imagining Mitch McConnell thumbing through my work and thinking 'What have I done?'”
Thanks to you, I had less trouble. And a hernia from laughing.
I love being one of the lunatics who will forever await your dragon.
Cheers from your adoring flock of personal sheeple