Quotes about Novelist.

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As a romance novelist, I have a rather skewed view of babies. You see, they don't typically fit into the classic structure of the romance novel - romance is about two people finding each other and falling in love against insurmountable odds. Babies... well... babies are complicated.
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The great thing about being a novelist is that you organize your own day.
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As a novelist, I have always been interested in how people come to terms with difficult, life-altering events.
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I hated being a novelist when I was 20 - I had nothing to write about.
About, Being, Had, Hated, Nothing, Novelist, Write
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And when I'd be reporting in Israel, Palestinians would say, the Jews they're not like us, and the Jews would say the same things about the Palestinians, they don't want what we want. And I never bought it as a reporter and I don't buy it as a novelist. I think, you know, the sound of somebody crying for their lost child sounds the same.
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The novelist's intuition for the sacred differs from the translator's interrogation of the sacred.
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You perhaps know me as a novelist. Literature is one of the arts - in fact, the noblest of the arts. That is not my opinion; it was first expressed by the ancients. As art, literature has many similarities with the other art forms.
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The life of a bestselling novelist sounds like it ought to be spectacularly glamorous and fun, but in fact I spend most of my time incognito, and in fact were you to pass me in the street you would think I was just another dowdy suburban mom.
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A novelist has a specific poetic license which also applies to his own life.
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Being a novelist is the adult version of a kid creating a make-believe world. But unlike a child, a writer of fiction has to come up with a structured story, one that has as much meaning for others as it has for her.
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I'm a big, bombastic novelist and thrill-ride guy. I'm never going to win the National Book Award.
Award, Big, Book, Going, Guy, National, Never, Novelist, Win
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It's good training for a novelist to try to discern the truth about a place after only a few glimpses of it.
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I think that's the most important job of a novelist - to bring authority to their writing.
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I wanted to be a novelist for so long.
Long, Novelist, Wanted
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Back when the concept of organ transplants qualified as science fiction, novelist Maurice Renard wrote a thriller called 'Les Mains d'Orlac.' Call it a bastard offspring of 'Frankenstein;' its plot revolved around the old theme of Science Giving Us Stuff We Shouldn't Have - in this particular case, restoring severed body parts.
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I'm mostly a novelist these days, but I have written short stories in Fantasy, Science Fiction and horror.
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There ought to be more grants that go to people in their late twenties and early thirties. That's a crucial age, although it's very hard to judge who is worth supporting and who is not. Looking back on my own life, I see that was the period when I was closest to giving up as a novelist and when I most needed some encouragement.
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A novelist writes a novel, and people read it. But reading is a solitary act. While it may elicit a varied and personal response, the communal nature of the audience is like having five hundred people read your novel and respond to it at the same time. I find that thrilling.
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I'm only a novelist on occasion. Many of my books are made up of brief texts collected together, short stories, or else they are books that have an overall structure but are composed of various texts.
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In high school, I wanted to be an actress. Until I got to college and took some creative writing courses. Then I decided I wanted to become a novelist.
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Every 'Observer' writer wants to be a novelist.
Every, Novelist, Observer, Wants, Writer
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It's impossible for me to disentangle how much of my storytelling urge is the product of growing up with novelist parents and how much is a genetic legacy from those same parents.
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I saw myself as a writer, a novelist, even though I was living the life of a mother and housewife. Writing was - and is - what I do.
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'The Secret Life of Bees' was my first novel, so I had no process. I was flying by the seat of my pants, as they say, trying to understand how I, as a novelist, would work with story.
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I don't think I knew that you could be a novelist. I think a lot of my students are in the same condition. I thought it was unreachable, that it was sort of dead people. It took me a long time - I think I was well into novel writing before I really thought, 'Actually, this is a valid pastime.'

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