A lot of writing takes place in the subconscious, and it's bound to have an effect.
Nobody is a villain in their own story. We're all the heroes of our own stories.
I have files, I have computer files and, you know, files on paper. But most of it is really in my head. So God help me if anything ever happens to my head!
I like grey characters; fantasy for too long has been focused on very stereotypical heroes and villains.
I have an instinctual distrust of conventional happy endings.
If you go all the way back, I've always written science-fiction, I've always written fantasy, I've always written horror stories and monster stories, right from the beginning of my career. I've always moved back and forth between the genres. I don't really recognise that there's a significant difference between them in some senses.