Whether you're writing about bacteria mutants or a Hegelian interpretation of cows, your thesis is the biggest paper of your college career. But, let's face it, sometimes these topics sound pretty far-fetched. What comes out of this ridiculous paper?
"Doesn't it bug you to write other people's books when you could be working on your own?" another writer asked me recently. Not a bit. In fact, I love telling other people's stories.
Back in college, Sanket and I would hang out in bars and try to talk to women. One time he turned to me, "Your stories go on too long. From now on, you need to leave out every other sentence when you tell a story." That's the most important writing advice I ever got.