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I like short stories.
You may have heard the world is made up of atoms and molecules, but it’s really made up of stories. When you sit with an individual that’s been here, you can give quantitative data a qualitative overlay.
I heard stories from my mother’s mother who was an American Indian. She was spiritual, although she did not go to church, but she had the hum. She used to tell me stories of the rivers.
I don’t want to deal with big, grand themes in my stories; art has nothing to do with themes. When you deal with themes, you are not creating; you are lecturing.
In the South, we tell stories. We tell stories if you’re in a sales position, if you’re in a retail position, you lure your customer by telling a story. You just do.
When I was a little kid, I told stories.
I don’t read a lot of magazines, but when I’m traveling, I’ll pick up a copy of ‘Vanity Fair’ to read on the plane – it’s like a full meal! The articles are so good, especially the crime stories. Browsing the Web is more like snacking – but I live on snacks.
My favorite part of the whole filmmaking process is working with a fantastic cinematographer, a fantastic actor or actors, and then just creating emotions and stories. I get so excited by that. That’s the part I’m utterly addicted to.
‘Freaks and Geeks’ was my favorite show when it was on, by a wide measure. And that’s the show I wanted to do. I noodled with the idea of doing a show about teenagers that told small stories, small moments of personal growth.
I’ve always believed in working hard, and I’m grateful that people seem to connect with the kinds of stories I’m passionate about telling.
I’m only interested in rites of passage stories.
I have written stories, essays, even whole books on trains, scribble-scribble.
I wouldn’t say that I’m a travel novelist, but rather a novelist who travels – and who uses travel as a background for finding stories of places.
Over the years, many in the public have become numb to news of financial corruption, partly because too many of these stories involve banker-on-banker crime.
Do not tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly, don’t tell them where they know the fish.