I was thinking, too, of Superman and his fortress of solitude.
The First Amendment has the same role in my life as a citizen and a writer as the sun has in our ecosystem.
Louis Pasteur said, 'Chance favors the prepared mind.' If you're really engaged in the writing, you'll work yourself out of whatever jam you find yourself in.
I love Richard Yates, his work, and the novel, Revolutionary Road. It's a devastating novel.
What's going to be hard for me is to try to divorce myself as much as possible from what I wrote. I'll have to approach it simply as raw material and try to craft a film script out of it.
That's the best thing about writing, when you're in that zone, you're porous, ready to absorb the solution.
I have a deadline. I'm glad. I think that will help me get it done.
Joe is the hero and Sammy is the sidekick. That's how I feel about it.
It is unusual for Joe to be that way, but that's what interested me.
It was fun. That was something I came to fairly late.
As soon as I read that, it clicked: that's my theater of war. It was exciting to think that I could write about World War Two from a totally new place.
Moby Dick - that book is so amazing. I just realized that it starts with two characters meeting in bed; that's how my book begins, too, but I hadn't noticed the parallel before, two characters forced to share a bed, reluctantly.
Comic books were just the means for me to tell the story.
Every time another review comes out I let out a deep breath.
I wanted to give readers the feeling of knowing the characters, a mental image.
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