Autobiography: Like A Running Dog (2002)
Did You Know?
Characters do not come out of the thin air. I think writers acquire characters by living a life in which something is risked. It's only by being defeated, rejected, exalted, by going through all the peaks and valleys, that you can acquire anything worth writing down.
After staying with Viggo Mortensen
and Exene Cervenka
, he wrote
Dances with Wolves
as a wedding present for them.