I enjoy the freedom of the blank page.
'Ulysses' is like a big box of tricks that you can dive into. Each time you read it, you find something new.
'True Detective' was the last show I got crazy about, with its 'Silence of the Lambs'-style landscape and those strip mall badlands of America.
I'm always watching people over a short time frame, putting them in an extreme position. Sometimes you don't see the humanity in a person because the time frame is so short and the circumstance so extreme.
It's really odd that I've got this kind of sullen reputation - I never saw myself that way.
I think young writers should get other degrees first, social sciences, arts degrees or even business degrees. What you learn is research skills, a necessity because a lot of writing is about trying to find information.