A big reason why I started writing is I felt that fiction had stopped evolving. All other entertainments were getting better, constantly, as technology allowed. Movies. Video games. Music.
I want my characters to really overuse their coping mechanisms to the point where they break down within 300 pages.
I think, in a way, I invented the term 'fight club' and that these things have always existed, but they never really had a label. Nobody had a language to apply to them. I created that language in two words and I've been paid a great deal of money for inventing two words and labeling something that has always been around.
Why is it you feel like a dope if you laugh alone, but that's usually how you end up crying?
Daniel D. Palmer