chuckpalahniuk

Anonymous asked:

Chuck, any advice for a 22 year old feeling paralyzed by fear at the cusp of adulthood?

chuckpalahniuk answered:

Every age has its own fear.  In childhood I feared bullies and the Vietnam draft.  In adulthood I feared failing at a career.  I feared the death of my parents — my greatest fear to date.  Please just accept that a greater fear will always arrive to replace the last fear. Then, regardless, do what you dream of doing. 

P.S.  In the photo recently posted of me holding the hand-lettered sign, I spelled my own name wrong.  I am an idiot.  At  times that is a blessing.

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authormichals:

Manueluv and I are convinced Agent K is Coulson’s father. Hell, MIB is even owned by Marvel. 

Welp. Never gonna unsee this.

Shiiiiiiiiiiiit

HEADCANON ACCEPTED SO FAST I THINK I BROKE SOMETHING

Guys - who do you think told Phil all those stories about Cap?

THIS POST IS OVER 2 YEARS OLD AND IT JUST. GOT. BETTER.

/screams loudly

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melancholily24 asked:

Hey Chuck! Love your work. What advice would you give for young writers?

chuckpalahniuk answered:

Okay, long answer here.  A writer friend, Doug Coupland, recently told me about medical studies that suggest the final developmental changes in the human brain occur around the age of 31.  When asked, most people — for the rest of their lives, regardless of their actual age — will say they feel 31 years old.  I’d written for several years, but at 31 I wrote ‘Fight Club’ and that age seemed to allow me the peace to sit and concentrate.  A peace I didn’t have in my 20’s.  My advice is to live a rich, interesting life, practice writing if you want, but don’t beat yourself to produce your best work until after the age of 31.  Okay?  Okay.

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justgeeethings asked:

Which book are you most proud of?

chuckpalahniuk answered:

Right now?   The October book ‘Beautiful You’ is the trashiest, most-densely-plotted, funniest novel I’ve ever written.  It violates all the rules of minimalism and uses third-person narration.  Plus it exploits every trend in chick lit.  The working title was “Fifty Shades of the Twilight Cave Bear Wears Prada.”   It still makes me laugh.

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obsidianundertow asked:

Your answer to the is Fight club following the book or movie question sounded like you might have preferred to follow the movie. Is that the case or am I just reading too much into a simple answer?

chuckpalahniuk answered:

No, to be honest. The core of ‘Fight Club’ was never fighting, it was the support groups wherein the narrator deceived people into loving him and then despised them for being deceived.  David had to prune most of that due to time limits, but I wanted to revisit that emotional core in the sequel.  I want blood, love and psychological growth.

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sauntervaguelydown asked:

I picked up Pygmy out of the blue a year or two ago, and good lord, I have to know, after writing in that dialect for god knows how long, did you start to talk that way too?

chuckpalahniuk answered:

I wrote the ‘Pygmy’ dialect the way I speak German, so it came very easily.  Angela Merkle has written, personally asking me to stop butchering their language.  Auf Weidersehen.