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I always knew writing a novel was a great thing.
A novel that features real people is complicated, but in the end, that extra challenge is all for the good.
I am proudest of that first novel, 'Trust,' of anything I have written. I don't think I've had such intense energy since.
I could not bear to think that I wrote a five-hundred page novel just because I needed to love my father.
I love to run and I have some tips to keep it fresh and novel. I rarely use the same route twice. That keeps things new.
I think one of the keys to better writing is releasing all of your ideas and to not be afraid. Dream big. This could be the greatest novel in the world you know.
I find coming up with a title the hardest part of writing a novel.
If you want to write the next great novel, but you think, No, this won't work because no one will buy it or it won't be any good, then you talk yourself out of taking a risk.
I am a novelist. I traffic in subtleties, and my goal in writing a novel is to leave the reader not knowing what to think. A good novel shouldn't have a point.
In our own state, we came up with, I think, what was a very novel approach to closing the gap on the uninsured. To harmonize medical records - which was a major step in getting costs out of the system.
Jon Huntsman, Jr.
I just finished a novel, and I'm back kind of noodling on the screenplays. Screenplays are tough. I am making music, I'm just not sure what kind of music it is or where it's going.
TV is where a writer can write his novel.
My first novel was turned down by about twenty publishers over a period of two and a half years. Because my name is Irish and would not be familiar to English editors, one of them said: 'If she writes anything else, do let us know.' Slowly, very slowly, the books began to sell and be noticed.
I still write the occasional short story, and poked at a novel once, but it's just not what I want to do.
Comics seldom move me the way I would be moved by a novel or movie.
I cringe when critics say I'm a master of the popular novel. What's an unpopular novel?
It seems to me that the novel as a medium has a very low signal-to-noise ratio. By which I mean: there are a lot of novels published, but the vast majority of them don't represent major contributions to the medium.
I'm writing a novel about two actresses who go to New York, because that's what I know about. One has lost touch with reality, disappears and is picked up by a man.
I found some time ago that I have to be careful, while working on a novel, what I read.
Every novel generates its own climate, when you get going.
A novel can be set in motion by an incident, a character, a location, a mood - by anything at all. Sometimes the stimulus can be an idea, which will rapidly clothe itself in character and incident. 'Foreign Bodies' came about through the contemplation of the contrast between post-second world war America and Europe.
I do write long, long character notes - family background, history, details of appearance - much more than will ever appear in the novel. I think this is what lifts a book from that early calculated, artificial stage.
It seems to me that you would have to write a novel on a very small, intimate scale for it not to become political.
I started writing seriously when I was 18, wrote my first novel when I was 22, and I've never stopped writing since.
SOON was the first novel where I used a rough outline. Usually I have characters and an idea and write as a process of discovery. Like working without a net.
Jerry B. Jenkins
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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