How actor David Duchovny learned to tell a good story
David Duchovny brings his new novel, "Miss Subways," an eclectic New York City love story, to "Salon Talks." The two-time Golden Globe award winner talks to Salon's executive editor Andrew O'Hehir about the release of his third novel which is loosely...
Duchovny, who has a master's in English literature from Yale and was destined for a writing career of some sort, revealed that it was actually his experiences on the award-winning show "The X-Files" where he learned how to write good stories. "Any kind of drama better be plot heavy, especially television. It has to be plot-heavy," Duchovny said on "Salon Talks." "It stripped away that pretension of art for art's sake or language for language's sake or a novel is a language experiment or some kind of Wittgenstein conception of language. They were like 'F' you David, give us a f**king good story! I'm gonna write stories and I'm gonna bring my love of language into it for sure, but I'm gonna make sure that I'm telling a story that's worthwhile."
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