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Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 01/11/2011

How professionals do it

By Ezra Klein

Pulitzer-prize winner Michael Chabon describes his writing process:

Early on, I decided to make a used-records store on Telegraph Avenue one of the key settings of my novel in progress. Okay, maybe "early on" is an under-exaggeration. Maybe it would be more accurate to say "the entire novel is just a pretext for spending as much time and money as I possibly can in used record stores." (A similar rationale doubtless underlies my projected next novel, the epic Tacos Al Pastor.)

By Ezra Klein  | January 11, 2011; 11:42 AM ET
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I'll wait for the sequel to "Tacos al Pastor", either entitled "Jenny Craig" or "Stairmaster".

Posted by: ctown_woody | January 11, 2011 12:04 PM | Report abuse

I sure hope Chabon's next novel isn't as excruciatingly dull as spending long periods of time in a used record store.

Posted by: randrewm | January 11, 2011 7:10 PM | Report abuse

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