My characters are fictional. I get ideas from real people, sometimes, but my characters always exist only in my head.
Sometimes, I feel like I spent the first part of my life wishing to be a teen-age boy, and the second part condemned to being one.
I have no idea why I write. The old standards are: I like to express my feelings, stretch my imagination, earn money.
When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home.
I like having a private name and a public name. It helps keep things straight.
Movies can't ruin books. They can only ruin movies.
When I see a movie with someone it's kind of uncomfortable.
Anything you read can influence your work, so I try to read good stuff.
I grew up here and my friends are here. There's nothing wrong with here.