I always had a soft spot for Sherlock Holmes and used to imagine helping him out.
There's nothing quite as exciting or moving as the very finest literary non-fiction.
I'm not a risk-taker; that's probably why I write - because when you're easily bored, but you don't like taking risks, you end up doing it all in your head.
The fact that I ended up married to a decent man is still a source of amazement to me, thanks to 'The Women's Room.'
I was always told you're not going to make much money from writing. You can actually do it. Now I've built a really good, big house out of words.