I am peculiar, obviously, and that peculiarity has had its rewards. \r\n\r\nSo I share things with you and you have to pick what's going to be relevant to you. \r\n\r\nI think, and I said this to somebody yesterday, that the things that seem the dumbest to you right now, the most foreign, that I'm just dead wrong, those are the things you really want to pay the most attention to and really analyze whether they-- because those are the things that are farthest from what you're doing now, and maybe the most interesting, and maybe the most beneficial. \r\n\r\nThe things that seem like oh my God, that's really, that wouldn't work for me, or that's crazy. \r\n\r\nThere's nothing I'm going to tell you that's crazy. \r\n\r\nThat I will guarantee. \r\n\r\nI am crazy, but what I do is sane. \r\n\r\nPeople get too into, this is the way it's been, here's the rules of writing, here's the rules of literature, here's the rule-- who said? \r\n\r\nReally God does not come down and lay down, here are the 20 commandments of writing a story. \r\n\r\nAnd just because it's been done in a certain way forever does not necessarily mean it's right. \r\n\r\nAnd also means don't walk away from what's been done, but also you don't have to follow it blindly. \r\n\r\nThings change. \r\n\r\nWe do new shit. \r\n\r\nWhy am I doing this? \r\n\r\nI like the feeling of doing something that's going to help people. \r\n\r\nI just, I like giving pleasure to other people, whatever. \r\n\r\nThat's not the worst thing in the world. \r\n\r\nThere was a story in the San Francisco Chronicle at one point and a whale was kind of hopelessly trapped in a bunch of fishing lines and crab traps and whatever, and it was decided that the only way that they could get the whale out was a bunch of rescuers had to literally swim out there and start clipping away with little scissors all of these lines and ropes. \r\n\r\nAnd it took them half a day to get this whale loose and what happened is the whale did not swim out to sea, rather the whale went around, literally, from person to person, these rescuers, nudged them, and these people who rescued said that they would never forget that experience and it changed their lives. \r\n\r\nAnd that I think is what it's about to give to somebody else. \r\n\r\nAnd that's what really moves me. \r\n\r\nThat kind of thing that I'm going to be out there and to some extent for some of you, it's what I'm saying will change your lives and free you from whatever's stopping you from writing your books or stopping you from writing them successfully. \r\n\r\nAnd that maybe you'll nudge me a little bit before you swim back out to sea and become famous.