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Writers need to be tough. This is not for the weak of will. And we have to realize that, yeah, it’s never good enough. It’s…
Some people might be surprised that ‘Rambo”s creator has a doctorate in American literature. One of my influences is Henry James, whose major theme is…
Remember that just because major publishing is having trouble, that doesn’t mean people have stopped reading books. Printed books won’t go away, but ebooks won’t…
If you chase the market, it’s not going to come to you. You have to have faith in yourself. I think one of the differences…
When I teach writing, I have a mantra: ‘Be a first-rate version of yourself, and not a second-rate version of another writer.’
Anybody who sits down to write, and they think ‘thriller,’ maybe shouldn’t be thinking that way. Maybe we should be thinking ‘novel,’ maybe ‘thriller’ way…
When I started ‘First Blood,’ back in 1968, I was deeply influenced by Geoffrey Household’s ‘Rogue Male.’
I use these senses – touch, sight, feel and smell – as triggers that invite readers or propel them into the scene. The trick is…
In my novel, ‘First Blood,’ Rambo died. In the films, he lives.
The flaw of an amateur is to assume what’s in our head is what’s on the page.
One of the advantages of having gone to Penn State was having had a scholar for a mentor – Philip Young. Also, a professional writer…
My son died from cancer. My granddaughter died from cancer. I have a lot of reasons to think that reality is not a friendly neighborhood.…
My world view is that it can all go to hell in an instant, and you have to be ready for it. That’s pretty much…
I have a graduate degree from Penn State. I studied at Penn State under a noted Hemingway scholar, Philip Young. I had an interest in…
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