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Writers always say, ‘I always knew I wanted to be a writer; when I was a three-month-old foetus a pen formed in my hand and…
Outlining is not writing. Coming up with ideas is not writing. Researching is not writing. Creating characters is not writing. Only writing is writing.
When I’m writing, what I pretend subconsciously is that we’re cavemen, we’re sitting around the fire, and I’m telling you stories. If I bore you,…
If I’m not writing well, I’m not happy. If I’m not spending enough time with my family, I’m not happy. If I’m not connecting to…
I remember the days of sitting at book signings, playing with my pen when no one would come, and still I even then thought I…
I never bought the excuse of not having time to write. If you really want to do it, you’re either going to find those hours…
I don’t necessarily love the sports per se, I love the stories behind them. Also in a kind of perverse way I like to study…
I can write pretty much anywhere if you give me time and some quiet. The home is not usually the best place because I have…
I am, after all, a thriller writer. I routinely delve into the darkest chambers of the human heart. I’ve written about murder, kidnapping, depravity, horror,…
I am very lucky that I get to tell stories for a living. I love being able to grab people’s attention, to keep them turning…
Being a parent is not for the faint of heart. I may joke about knowing fear, but the fact is, the first time I ever…
When you like something and you’re pretty good at it and you can make a living doing it, you don’t ask why. You just count…
When I was seventeen, I worked as a counsellor at a co-ed sleep-away camp for eight weeks. I loved it but it could be harrowing…
The readers are the ones who let us live our dreams. I try to write books which are really compelling – that you’d take on…
My house has too many distractions. There’s the email. There’s checking my Amazon ranking. I know I’m the only author who’s ever done that, ever.…
The most annoying and full-of-crap thing a writer says is, ‘I write only for myself, I don’t care if anyone reads it.’ A writer without…
Writing isn’t about the process. It is about creating. The joy comes not from the process but from the creation.
‘Caught’ is a novel of forgiveness, and the past and the present – who should be and who shouldn’t be forgiven. None of my books…
Only bad writers think they’re good.
Losing my parents was the most crushing thing that ever happened to me. I lost my dad when I was 26, and it changed my…
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