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#1. It's an unusual way to write a crime novel, to have these lingering, fairly large story points, but it's something I knew I had to do if I wanted to write a sequel ... but, you know, people still have to read and enjoy this book, or it's a moot point. - Author: Tod Goldberg
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#2. I'm not Pollyanna - I know that my personality and my opinions and how I approach the teaching of writing maybe isn't exactly how it's done traditionally in the academy ... wherever that academy is ... but, you know, the academy is broken as it relates to many creative writing programs. - Author: Tod Goldberg
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#3. Who cut him?' Sam liked saying things like 'Who cut him?' It reminded him of being a kid and watching prison movies, which is probably why prisoners talked like that, too. - Author: Tod Goldberg
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#4. There was a sweetness in my voice I found nauseating. I made a note to myself never to have children. Or at least not helpless children. - Author: Tod Goldberg
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#5. We like the idea of a guy who gets away with it ("it" in this case being a variety of things: murder, robbery, general mayhem, adultery, screwing over the government, basic intimidation and thuggery, etc.). It's a very American ideal - the freedom to break the law. - Author: Tod Goldberg
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#6. The room fell silent. I frankly didn't know what I was going to do to help Eduardo, but I had the sense that he was right- no one else could help him, and without help, all that he'd done would crumble.
Plus, I like being called his only hope. I felt like Obi-Wan Kenobi. - Author: Tod Goldberg
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#7. And there are rules for crime fiction. Or if not rules, at least expectations and you have to give the audience what it wants. - Author: Tod Goldberg
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#8. What's your name, son?' Sam said. The man looked to be about Sam's age, but Sam always thought calling people 'son' immediately gave the air of imperial authority and opened the door for spanking if need be. - Author: Tod Goldberg
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#9. Sam took another sip of the pruno. It went down smoother this time, possibly because he no longer had feeling in his extremities. - Author: Tod Goldberg
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#10. So for a long time, I did a lot of freelance writing in addition to writing fiction and such - I was a food critic for a magazine for a bit, I did writing for nonprofits and political things, I was the editorial consultant for another magazine for a couple years, all sorts of jobs. - Author: Tod Goldberg
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#11. Particularly with MFA students, who have so much invested - literally and figuratively - I feel like honest criticism is something they're owed. It's not going to be easier in the real world, surely. - Author: Tod Goldberg
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#12. I was thinking a lot about the aftermath of bad choices, how people deal with the trauma of having survived trauma, if that makes sense, and so I wrote about this character's last day on the job, how after spending 15 years pretending to be a rabbi, he'd in effect become a rabbi. - Author: Tod Goldberg
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#13. I don't really have any advice for people who love each other and both happen to be writers, other than one of the two people in the couple better be slightly less in the clouds all day, or else you'll both starve to death. Humans really can't survive on just coffee alone, I don't think. - Author: Tod Goldberg
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#14. All of which is mostly bullshit. The reality is that it's just like any other Ponzi scheme: the guys at the top are doing pretty well, but the guys on the bottom are doing Amway pitches in trailer parks. - Author: Tod Goldberg
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#15. I think, generally, the flawed anti-hero is much more interesting than the normal hero, and that's really what we're talking about here as it relates to outlaws or renegades. - Author: Tod Goldberg
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