"I love people and their quirks. I make up one characteristic and see how it would influence his whole view. I don’t know he’s a dentist who practices but he doesn’t have a real license. But his wife is his assistant and she is a real dentist. So she’s got his back. I’m interested in what they do together and why they do it. It’s really fun. I can just make stuff up. People are so kind and good to give me an hour of their lives so I can just rant and rave. It’s so much more interesting to write about that than myself. I think most of them are sympathetic characters because I think most people are sympathetic."
"If you’re not writing about your own life, how do you zero in on what you want to write about?" (x)