If a CEO takes an interest in you and he happens to be an Asian man, then that's great, but as an African-American woman, you want to make sure that if the executive vice-president of the company is an African-American woman that you get to know her.
Being able to afford everything you desire is not, by any means, the worst thing that can happen to you. But, depressingly, and more profoundly, neither is it the best.
Texting isn't writing. It's not like letter writing. Texting is short scriptwriting. It's a collaborative soap opera where nothing happens.
Once I went to bed in Orlando and I woke up in Atlanta. I have no idea how that happened.
Nothing is inevitable until it happens.
As a child of God, I am greater than anything that can happen to me.
Regarding marriage, it - somehow, it didn't happen. One fellow in such a big family not getting married is not an issue.
Reading a newspaper is like reading someone's letters, as opposed to a biography or a history. The writer really does not know what will happen. A novelist needs to feel what that is like.
I am not an academic who happens to have written a novel. I am a novelist who happens to be quite good academically.
You learn different things through fiction. Historians are always making a plot about how certain things came to happen. Whereas a novelist looks at tiny little things and builds up a sort of map, like a painting, so that you see the shapes of things.