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There’s an outline for each of the books that I adhere to pretty closely, but I’m not averse to taking it in a new direction,…
The future that I will not live to see is the one my children will live in. That’s my immortality. And I shouldn’t try to…
One thing that worried me was how writers get categorized and so they end up having to write the same kind of book again and…
One of the things you get to do as a writer is that you get to learn new stuff all the time, and I hope…
One of the things I constantly think about as a writer is the way in which people are full of contradictions – there’s all this…
If you try to write 1,000 words a day, as I do, after 100 days you’ll look up and have a book. It may be…
I’ve never written a movie, I’m not in the movie business. I go out to L.A. and I’m like everyone else wandering around in a…
I’m a workmanlike writer. I show up every day and treat it like a job. The old rule that writing is like any other job,…
I tend to start at 9 o’clock in the morning and write until 3. Those are my best hours. They fit the other rhythms of…
Every book has got its challenges. You run into a plot point that you can’t figure out, or a scene that you struggle to write…
Vampires have always been hot. They are one of our most durable monsters. It’s one of those stories that galvanizes us early and it’s always…
One of the traps or the pitfalls of writing a trilogy – or a triptych, or whatever term you want to use – is that…
If you write a good action sequence well in a novel, you’re already writing it for film, because the only way to do it well…
And indeed, I am a warmhearted and thoroughly domestic man who gets up and makes pancakes for his children and kisses them on the head…
That literary-popular distinction is, in my view, vastly overstated. At the far poles there are clearly books that are purely commercial and purely literary, written…
I’m still an English professor at Rice University here in Houston. They’ve been very generous in letting me on a very long leash to just…
I came to Houston for a job, the reason most people move halfway across the country with a first grader and a five-week-old. I came…
You learn to write by reading, and my experiences and tastes as a reader are pretty wide.
Writing is a job: you must show up.
Writers who pretend that everything they’re doing is completely new are full of it.
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