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Short stories are wonderful and extremely challenging, and the joy of them, because it only takes me three or four months to write, I can…
My sister-in-law is a painter, and I’ll say, how long did it take you to paint that painting. She’ll say, It took me maybe three…
I guess whatever maturity is there may be there because I’ve been keeping a journal forever. In high school my friends would make fun of…
But then of course you reach a point where you have to say, I’ve got to figure out how this book’s going to end. Otherwise,…
You don’t say, I’m going to be a writer when I grow up – at least I didn’t.
Travel definitely affects me as a writer.
It wasn’t until I was 26 or 25 when I started sending work out to magazines.
I’ve been getting into Nick Drake lately, the folk singer. Sad, gorgeous stuff.
I never played inside as a kid – even in the rain I’d go out.
I write reviews of science books for the Boston Globe, so I like to give science books.
I always told my dad I’d play professional football.
I guess you could say I’ve been writing all my life.
It took me about three years to write About Grace. I wasn’t teaching two of those years, so I was working eight-hour days, five days…
I found my first novel difficult. I don’t want to make it sound like it’s any more difficult than driving a cab or going to…
I do fish. I think there is a connection between thinking and fishing mostly because you spend a lot of time up to your waist…
I feel like it has gone very fast for me, but I feel like it wasn’t instantaneous, at all. I was getting a lot of…
Anyone who has spent a few nights in a tent during a storm can tell you: The world doesn’t care all that much if you…
For me it was perfect, because it wasn’t a very competitive environment, and it was a studio program. They basically send you off, and say,…
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