I start work at 5 in the morning and I have a wicked insomnia problem.
The bridge to Coronado Island off San Diego was built because the mob had a hotel there and needed a way to get people out there.
I have to remind the people who put down East Coast surfing that Kelly Slater is from Florida.
My problem is not that there are too few ideas out there. It's that there are too many.
As a surfer, I think of places like a wave: you see one thing on the surface. But you always know there's something different going on underneath.
I would prefer things to be peaceful and not have conflict.
Producing words isn't a problem for me. And I usually write two books at a time. When one horse gets winded, you jump on the other.
There are various kinds of savagery: emotional, spiritual, economic, and cultural savagery.
A great review is great. A bad review is the worst.
So I thought I should write five pages a day. And that's what I did. Eventually I had a book.
We always think of borders as something that separates two peoples but of course they unite them. It's something you have in common, literally.
I was trying in 'The Power of the Dog' to write a brutally accurate in-your-face, if you will, description of 30 years in the war on drugs. And the effect that that had on people.
The novelist is the vestigial bone on the body cinema. We're like the little toe that can be cut off.
Well, if you're writing a thriller, you have to have your character in mortal jeopardy on page 1 or it's not a thriller.
I was a safari guide in the 1980s in Kenya.
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