Writing Is Much Freer Than Dancing

To me, writing is much freer than dancing. With writing, you could do it whenever you wanted. You didn’t have to do little exercises and stay in shape. You could have great moments of inspiration that advanced the story. In dance, unless you’re going to choreograph things yourself, you’re at the service of someone else.

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Everything One Reads Is Nourishment

Everything one reads is nourishment of some sort – good food or junk food – and one assumes it all goes in and has its way with your brain cells.

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A Story Is A Kind Of Biopsy Of Human Life

A story is a kind of biopsy of human life. A story is both local, specific, small, and deep, in a kind of penetrating, layered, and revealing way.

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I Am A Petty Thief

I’ve been falsely accused of drawing too much from real life. But I am a petty thief – I take little things. And, I mean, I can hardly write 10 words before I start to make things up. I start to invent, because that’s what I want to do. I’m running away to an invented place.

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Marry Someone Who Thinks Writing Is Cute

When I was in graduate school, I had a teacher who said to me, ‘Women writers should marry somebody who thinks writing is cute. Because if they really realised what writing was, they would run a mile.’

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