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There are plenty of bad editors who try to impose their own vision on a book.
The script is the coloring book that you're given, and your job is to figure out how to color it in. And also when and where to color outside the lines.
I didn't expect to be doing a whole bunch of Amber Browns. And because it was just one book, and the father had moved away, I didn't realize I was going to have to deal more with shared custody, divorce and all those issues.
How long it takes to write a book depends on its length.
Walter Jon Williams
I want a platform that, like a book or a magazine, I can carry into the bath or leave at the beach.
Walter Jon Williams
Once I was condemned to three months' absolute silence. As I could not speak, I wrote a book.
But things such as 'Harry Potter', all I can do is shape my character, seek the director's approval on that, and basically take it from there. Professor Flitwick in 'Harry Potter', I kind of defined how I saw him from reading the book, and luckily that matched up with the director's vision.
Definition of a classic: a book everyone is assumed to have read and often thinks they have.
I don't like to make my life like a book.
A book of verses underneath the bough, A jug of wine, a loaf of bread-and thou.
When I'm on the couch, I usually have the TV on and my MacBook Air nearby. And sometimes, when my ADD is really kicking in, I have my iPad too. And my iPhone. And a magazine that I haven't gotten to. And a book under the pillow to my left.
If I have the option, I always read the paper or a book or something I can touch and destroy in my own hands.
In the summer of '80, Silhouette bought my first book.
Every single book is a challenge.
And each book has to receive your best effort every single time. No slacking.
You buy any book on color theory today, and it's just complete poppycock. Everybody comes out of school painting pink, purple and green. The whole damn cartoon industry has pink purple and green on their mind.
I think that the economics of book publishing favor hits with long book runs. You make all your money on the last bunch of books, not the first.
If you're going to buy a real book, a paper book, there better be a good reason. Perhaps scarcity is one of those reasons.
Research to me is as important or more important than the writing. It is the foundation upon which the book is built.
I also have an idea for a book on biodiversity, and why and how we should be conserving it.
I still have a full-time day job, which is why it took me five years to write An Ear to the Ground, and why I won't have another book finished by next week.
I have no regrets because I did everything by the book.
I think every young cook wants to write a book.
It's one thing you aspire to: someday, you'll be able to write a book.
Some of the recipes in the book have evolved for us. Many haven't.
The book is there for inspiration and as a foundation, the fundamentals on which to build.
Read Don Quixote; it is a very good book; I still read it frequently.
I have heard Mr. Romney's speech's many times on television and the radio and I have even read his book No Apology: The Case for American Greatness and I must say that out of all the gentleman running for the presidency Mr. Romney is, in my opinion, the best one to fit the bill.
I wrote the book in my head when I was 6 years old.
'Gone With The Wind' is one of the all-time greats. Read Margaret Mitchell's book and watch the film again; it's a soap opera in all its glory. It is superb and memorable.
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