"It's all about STORY. And not just the stories in your favorite books, but the stories you tell yourself. They determine your life--the career you pursue, the religion you follow, the way you raise your kids, and the people with whom you fall in love. Realize that, and you’ve unlocked a fundamental truth of human existence."
FROM THE PAGES OF YOU'LL DO ANYTHING:
"It was in one such house that Mark Flynn found himself on a cold February night, when rain fell heavy like nails over the city and street lamps offered a futile glow of faint amber. Only two kinds of creatures would have entered the dilapidated husk where the Stray Cat prowled: those seeking shelter…and those who had come to hunt."
THE ART OF STORY
"My favorite stories are the ones in which you see yourself. You become the hard-boiled detective, the swashbuckling pirate, the lover with the broken heart...or the one who lives happily ever after. If you don’t see something of yourself in the story, it’s worthless. It's just blotches on a page. The best stories don’t transport you to another world. They become part of your world."