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I took two fiction-writing courses in college and majored in literature. I felt that I had a knack though I wouldn’t go so far as…
After Bush was elected in 2004 – please note that I didn’t say ‘re-elected’ – and I was walking around in my befuzzed state of…
The main thing about writing is… writing. Sitting your butt down in the chair and doing the work.
I never listen to music when I’m writing.
I’m ashamed and embarrassed to say that I’ve read very little of David Foster Wallace’s work. It’s a huge gap in my education, one of…
The smartest thing I did in law school: asking my future wife to go out dancing with me. The smartest thing I did when practicing…
I think if you spend much time dwelling on influence you can get self-conscious about every line you write. That’s a great way to freeze…
‘Late bloomer’ is another way of saying ‘slow learner.’
I think I was lucky to come of age in a place and time – the American South in the 1960s and ’70s – when…
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