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Now I’m writing about contemporary Los Angeles from memory. My process was to hang out, observe, research what I was writing about, and almost immediately…
I’m going to have to be impressed and feel confident in the people I’m handing a book to – or I’m not going to do…
I wrote my first real murder story as a journalist for the Daytona Beach News Journal in 1980. It was about a body found in…
I think there’d be huge losses if there weren’t newspapers. I know everything’s shifting to the Internet and some people would say, ‘News is news,…
I think I would spend the first 30 weeks not writing, just clearing my head and seeing parts of the world I haven’t seen and…
I think books with weak or translucent plots can survive if the character being drawn along the path is rich, interesting and multi-faceted. The opposite…
I realize now I could have gotten a whole book out of that and so I think that was a big mistake. But the truth…
I think the only boundaries are individual and personal. A writer should be free to write about anything he or she wants to, including the…
We’re all seeking order. We’re all seeking control.
Write every day even if it is just a paragraph.
The characters I write about are very internal.
That’s the irony in the work: the best stories are the worst things that happen. My best times were somebody else’s worst.
I’m always looking at ways of shaking up the writing experience because I think it helps.
I’ve sold 11 of my books to Hollywood. There are all kinds of my books on shelves in Hollywood because the scripts didn’t capture the…
I never miss L.A. because I’m there enough.
I think there’s a general misconception that anything written quickly lacks quality, and I don’t believe that.
I love movies. Movies have influenced me as a writer.
I don’t think anyone will believe me, but I’ve never been pressured by a publisher to churn out a book.
Deep in my heart it still feels like I’m a journalist even though I haven’t worked for a paper and carried a press pass for…
A newspaper is the center of a community, it’s one of the tent poles of the community, and that’s not going to be replaced by…
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