We learn about one another's culture the same way we learn about sex: in the streets.
Writing has made me a better man. It has put me in contact with those fleeting moments which prove the existence.
I try to do what has never been done before.
No one says a novel has to be one thing. It can be anything it wants to be, a vaudeville show, the six o'clock news, the mumblings of wild men saddled by demons.
Regardless of the criticisms I receive from the left, the right and the middle, I think it's important to maintain a prolific writing jab, as long as my literary legs hold up.
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