Put your faith in language—character will follow and plot, too, will eventually emerge…Transcend the personal. Prove that you are alive. We get our voice from the voices of others. Read promiscuously. Imitate…Restore what has been devalued by others…Go somewhere nobody else has gone, preferably towards beauty, hard beauty…Reveal a truth that isn’t yet there.
I am always trying to convey something that can’t be conveyed, to explain something which is inexplicable, to tell about something I have in my bones, something which can be expressed only in the bones.