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This is my favorite Christmas card!

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The first rule of NYC @pp is . . .

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I wonder how are you getting on writing without using alcohol. Been off the drink for a while too and I can't seem to want to write at all.

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Still haunts and still carries out a one-two punch ripple effect.

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I’ve been holding back on the questions because I figure you’re probably fatigued after tour, but I’d like to ask one question about ‘Not Forever’ if that’s cool.

Was there ever any consideration to alluding to Miss Havisham from Dicken’s ‘Great Expectations’ in the novel? I ask because the frozen states of the brothers, the stopping of the clocks and such in the big, Victorian home, reminded me of her somewhat. Also because, you know -- Dickens and his work being quintessentially British.

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Was his name Robert Paulson?

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I think it haunts all of us.

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Thank you for all you do, Chuck. I could listen to you explain the rules of minimalism for the rest of my life and never get tired. Submerge the I, end sentences on a dental consonants, no abstracts, no Latinate words, no thought verbs, go on the body, vary the texture, no thesis statements as first lines, no back and forth tennis match dialogue, writing from within the character.

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One ticket on the freaky train please

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Last Tuesday I attended a fight club book club in Bangkok with a couple of dozens of people from different nationalities.

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