Amor Towles Quotes
I make extensive outlines before I write a book. I usually know what will happen. I know the characters, and I know what they are about.
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I think you live a fuller life with someone else, you know, you're firing on all cylinders. It can be a nightmare at times, we all know that, but nevertheless in the end I think to have someone else's input on anything - a book, a meal, your children, life, a walk - is fantastic.
My main motivation is not to get bored. I'm just hoping I get a vaguely maverick reputation.
In the biographical novel, there's only one person involved. I, the author, spend two to five years becoming the main character. I do that so by the time you get to the bottom of Page 2 or 3, you forget your name, where you live, your profession and the year it is. You become the main character of the book. You live the book.
Everyone's clamoring for the fourth book in the 'Fifty Shades' trilogy, which makes me laugh. Just the part of 'a fourth book in trilogy' that makes me laugh, not the clamoring for the next book.
E. L. James
Writing is a solitary journey, so I am always excited to go out on book tour and meet readers one-on-one.
I bought the rights to this book, 'The Ploughmen,' by a Montana writer named Kim Zupan, and I've written the screenplay, and I really feel pretty strong about it. It's really hauntingly beautiful. It's got some suspense and great drama, but it's a real character thing.
Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.
'Perfect' is about a set-up that looks perfect from the outside - beautiful country house, beautiful wife and mother, everything where it should be - and the deep fissures that, in fact, lie beneath that. 'Perfect' was partly a response to the shock of my first book, 'The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry,' being a success.
I love writing two narratives! I think concurrent storylines are my favorite way to write a book.
Taylor Jenkins Reid
For me, any book I'm writing is also a chance to get in and research and read and learn things that I maybe only knew a little bit about before.
Butler's novel 'Kindred' may be the book most widely read by readers outside science fiction; it has been assigned as a text in classrooms and has sold steadily since its publication in 1979.
Karen Joy Fowler
I have considered rap music stars, and there is one in my new book, Lovers and Players, and there is also a hip-hop music mogul who I think you will like a lot.
What I look for in any book is an argument, based on evidence, that changes the way I think about something important.
I don't know David Cameron very well. I like him. I think you can judge a book by its cover - whoever said you can't is wrong - that's the whole point of nature giving us intuition, instinct and so on. I think the cover is pretty good.
Writing blurbs for books means you have to read the book, and it cuts into the business of bookselling. So every time I get a blurb from a bookseller, I try to write a thank you note.
It's interesting that the book publishing industry, on the iPad, has much more flexibility than the music industry had.
Edgar Bronfman, Jr.
Being a magician taught me how powerful the element of surprise can be. In each book, I've tried to work that in - an unexpected twist in a story that reveals an insight, a counter intuitive study that turns your beliefs upside-down.
I did a book event with a former colleague, Bob Bauer, and was so relieved that he said I got all the CIA stuff right.