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Although I wasn't able to get a visa for Vietnam, I was able to talk with swift boat veterans and others to get a feel for the time and place, and I visited a tropical prison in the Philippines to get a sense of what a Vietnamese prison might have been like.
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Although I wasn't able to get a visa for Vietnam, I was able to talk with swift boat veterans to get a feel for the time and place, and I visited a tropical prison in the Philippines to get a sense of what a Vietnamese prison might have been like.
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An author knows his landscape best; he can stand around, smell the wind, get a feel for his place.
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Being Indian is not blood as much as it is culture.
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Having grown up as a boy in oil patch country in Oklahoma, I was fairly familiar with the pigs who used to clean pipelines.
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Having grown up in Oklahoma when it was one of the last states which prohibited liquor, I grew up with War On Drugs, where every teenager knew who the bootleggers were.
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How can you stop writing?
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I always have one or two, sometimes more, Navajo or other tribes' cultural elements in mind when I start a plot. In Thief of Time, I wanted to make readers aware of Navajo attitude toward the dead, respect for burial sites.
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I always try to make the setting fit the story I have in mind.
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I am 82 years old. I imagine that I will keep on writing as long as anyone wants to keep reading.
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I am still in the throes of trying to learn. I have just re-read some early Hemingway, Raymond Chandler, and Graham Greene. I'm also very fond of Stephen Ambrose.
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I dislike efforts to Balkanize America by hyphenating our population into ethnic groups.
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I have always felt that making the reader aware of the vast emptiness of our high desert is important to making the story work.
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I know what I write about seems exotic to a lot of people, but not for me. I pulled up to an old trading post and saw a few elderly Navajos sitting on a bench. I felt right at home.
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I love to relive the memories of when I was spry enough to fish the little trout streams. Otherwise, I like to write and play poker.
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I really feel for people who want to maintain a traditional way of life. You can't just be a sheepherder any more.
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I try to make my books reflect humanity as I see it.
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My brother, the photographer for our Hillerman Country book, was a petroleum geologist.
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The essays in The Great Taos Bank Robbery were my project to win a Master of Arts degree in English when I quit being a newspaper editor and went back to college.
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Women are extremely important shapers of my own life.
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You try to create characters who invite a strong reaction from readers, whether pity, contempt, empathy, whatever.
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You write for two people, yourself and your audience, who are usually better educated and at least as smart.
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