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They cant yank a novelist like they can a pitcher. A novelist has to go the full nine, even if it kills him.
Ernest Hemingway novel
In every first novel the hero is the author as Christ or Faust.
Oscar Wilde novel
The novelties of one generation are only the resuscitated fashions of the generation before last.
George Bernard Shaw novel
For adaptations based on the novel see .
H. G. Wells novel
The novel is written in first person, the narrator is named "Erasmus" or "Raz."
Neal Stephenson novel
A novel expanding four short stories, first published in serial form between May 1958 and February 1960
Frank Herbert novel
With the birth of each child you lose two novels.
Children novel
To speak today of a famous novelist is like speaking of a famous cabinetmaker or speedboat designer. Adjective is inappropriate to noun.
Gore Vidal novel
Dell Publishing (Delta), 1967 (Some chapters of this novel first appeared elsewhere.)
Richard Brautigan novel
The only obligation to which in advance we may hold a novel without incurring the accusation of being arbitrary, is that it be interesting.
Henry James novel
I don't really consider any of my novels 'crime' novels.
Megan Abbott novel
Freud was just a novelist.
Peter Ackroyd novel
I also read modern novels - I have just had to read 60 as I am one of the judges for the Orange Fiction Prize.
Kate Adie novel
I don't write constantly; it's two serials and a novel a year.
Umera Ahmad novel
I began visiting Lima's prisons back in 2007, when my first novel, 'Lost City Radio,' was published in Peru.
Daniel Alarcon novel
All novelists write in a different way, but I always write in longhand and then do two versions of typescript on a computer.
Martin Amis novel
I feel like it's hard to get into historical novels where you know what the story is far too well.
Matthew Tobin Anderson novel
The thing about the 'Melrose' novels is that I have to feel they're impossible when I set out.
Edward St Aubyn novel
The ear tends to be lazy, craves the familiar and is shocked by the unexpected; the eye, on the other hand, tends to be impatient, craves the novel and is bored by repetition.
W. H. Auden novel
The novel is a penetrating study of morals and ethics.
Bille August novel
You're never safe in 'Jane the Virgin;' that's what I'll say. You're never safe on a telenovela, that's for darn sure, and you're never safe on 'Jane the Virgin.'
Justin Baldoni novel
My first novel, 'You Lost Me There,' has been described as a beach read. Tough bracket, beach reads. There's not much room for mistakes when you're competing against the sun for a person's attention.
Rosecrans Baldwin novel
Any fool can write a novel but it takes real genius to sell it.
J. G. Ballard novel
Even if I couldn't get my early novels published, I could still write. I went into newspapers, where I got paid to write every day. If there's a better school for would-be novelists, I don't know what it is.
Linwood Barclay novel
Once, I thought I had a novel, and it turned out it was only a short story. I wrote about 800 pages, but it ended up being a short story. And if it ever happens to me again, I Will Go Insane.
Richard Bausch novel
I had been an abject fan of Robert Stone since the early eighties, when I borrowed a copy of 'A Flag for Sunrise' to read on a plane to Rome. I was twenty-something, with a first novel under my belt.
Madison Smartt Bell novel
And I didn't grow up wanting to be a director. I grew up wanting to be a writer, so for me, that was always the goal - to be a novelist, not a screenwriter. And I think, again, if I didn't have the novels, maybe I'd be much more frustrated by not having directed yet.
David Benioff novel
I wanted to write a novel. At 12 I knew, I am a writer. I said it to nobody.
Peter Bichsel novel
If a theme or idea is too near the surface, the novel becomes simply a tract illustrating an idea.
Elizabeth Bowen novel
Will Shatner, Jonathan Frakes of Star Trek have already put novels out.
Bruce Boxleitner novel
There's a sense in all my novels that nothing is certain.
William Boyd novel
Writing novels preserves you in a state of innocence - a lot passes you by - simply because your attention is otherwise diverted.
Anita Brookner novel
Aphorisms are bad for novels. They stick in the reader's teeth.
Anatole Broyard novel
A novelist should not be too intelligent either, although... he may be permitted to be an intellectual.
Anthony Burgess novel
There's never a false note in a Berg novel.
Augusten Burroughs novel
I read novels but I also read the Bible. And study it, you know? And the more I learn, the more excited I get.
Johnny Cash novel
I write novels and other things.
Jack L. Chalker novel
I think, in common with a lot of novelists, I wasn't the most athletic guy at school.
Chris Cleave novel
Comics seldom move me the way I would be moved by a novel or movie.
Daniel Clowes novel
A novel is like a sausage. You might like the final taste but you don't want to see how it was made.
Harlan Coben novel
It seems to me that you would have to write a novel on a very small, intimate scale for it not to become political.
Jonathan Coe novel
I don't think you can write novels on the road. You need a certain stability.
Leonard Cohen novel
I am perhaps unusual in that I came to 'Doctor Who' through the numerous novelisations and not through the television show.
Eoin Colfer novel
At a certain point my novels set. They set just as hard as that jam jar. And then I know they are finished.
Ivy Compton Burnett novel
I wrote eight full-length adult novels in my twenties. None of them were published.
Caroline B. Cooney novel
I seem to produce a novel approximately once every three years.
Michael Cunningham novel
I'd like to think that my films are personal enough to exist without hearkening back to their respective novels.
Frank Darabont novel
I spend eight months outlining and researching the novel before I begin to write a single word of the prose.
Jeffery Deaver novel
I personally feel I still have so much to learn as a writer; each novel is better than the one before, just because I'm getting better at it.
Jonathan Dee novel
I used the pen name because I knew I wanted to write better novels under my own name someday.
Nelson DeMille novel
The historian will tell you what happened. The novelist will tell you what it felt like.
E. L. Doctorow novel
A memoir is always the most authentic telling of a situation, but a novel gets to different places.
Emma Donoghue novel
My novels come from within me; they are things I feel I want to do.
Roddy Doyle novel
There are two ways to write a werewolf novel - you can examine the genre conventions, or you can say, 'What would it be like if I were a werewolf?'
Glen Duncan novel
A novel, in the end, is a container, a shape which you are trying to pour your story into.
Helen Dunmore novel
After I convinced them that I was a harmless novelist, I actually got them to give me a tour of the harem - which is usually off limits for tourists.
Dorothy Dunnett novel
It takes a lot of energy and a lot of neurosis to write a novel. If you were really sensible, you'd do something else.
Lawrence Durrell novel
I wrote a novel for my degree, and I'm very happy I didn't submit that to a publisher. I sympathize with my professors who had to read it.
David Eddings novel
I never know as a writer when I set out into a novel where it's going to take me.
Kim Edwards novel
'Goon Squad' took about three years to write and that's the short end. My second novel, 'Look at Me,' took six years.
Jennifer Egan novel
The job of the screenplay is to identify and extract the essence of the story from the novel and reconfigure it for the screen, maintaining its essence in a different vehicle.
Barry Eisler novel
I get a lot of mail from boys in detention centers, including one from a center where they only had a few copies of my novel. They had a deal with each other that they'd read a couple of chapters and then slide it under the door to the next guy. I think that's very cool.
Simone Elkeles novel
Writing a novel is not method acting and I find it easy to step out of it at cocktail hour.
Bret Easton Ellis novel
Noir is dead for me because historically, I think it's a simple view. I've taken it as far as it can go. I think I've expanded on it a great deal, taken it further than any other American novelist.
James Ellroy novel
With the novels, I try to write a few pages a day - it doesn't sound much, but it can be difficult if I'm not sure where the story is going.
Catherine Fisher novel
We all now tell stories by cutting from one dramatic scene to the next, whereas Victorian novelists felt free to write long passages of undramatic summary.
Ken Follett novel
I use the setting of a small rural Norwegian community - the kind of place that I know so intimately. I could never write a novel set in a big city, because, frankly, I don't know what it would be like.
Karin Fossum novel
It's 2010. I'm forty-three years old. I've just turned in the final draft of what will be my third novel when I decide I want a tattoo. Maybe it's a middle-age thing. Or maybe now that my kids are nearly grown and I have a career in place, I'm finally coming into my own.
Therese Fowler novel
A lot of period pieces we see are adaptations of novels - we always know the story.
Joanne Froggatt novel
I invented the historical spy novel.
Alan Furst novel
Only a great genius like the Victorian novelist Elizabeth Gaskell can be mother, wife and novelist without solitude. I couldn't write until my youngest child went to school, and then I began - the first morning - and I've never stopped.
Jane Gardam novel
It is the job of the novelist to touch the reader.
Elizabeth George novel
What description of clouds and sunsets was to the old novelist, description of scientific apparatus and methods is to the modern Scientific Detective writer.
Hugo Gernsback novel
I've always felt that the comic strip medium stands equally beside all the other story telling mediums: novels, movies, stage plays, opera, you know, you name it.
Dave Gibbons novel
The best project is one that asks a novel question.
Walter Gilbert novel
I don't read novels, but my semiotics study influenced everything about the way I read and edit and write.
Ira Glass novel
We have a disturbing cultural appetite for novelty, and it seems to me wrong each new laureate should dislodge the ideas of his or her predecessor, especially when they're still unfolding.
Louise Gluck novel
I admire a lot of Spanish filmmakers and actors. I grew up watching a lot of Spanish films and novellas, and there's just so much talent out there.
Julie Gonzalo novel
I've always wanted to write a novel. It's overwhelming and daunting, and it's one of those things that every writer fantasizes about doing.
Howard Gordon novel
To be able to analyze plays and novels is so relevant to acting.
Holliday Grainger novel
The theory of founder effects does not explain how novel features like plumage traits arise.
Peter R. Grant novel
I like to know the places I write about. I feel like it helps me ground the novel. My novels are 'realistic novels,' but they can also be fantastical, so it's nice to have a setting that grounds them a little bit.
John Green novel
Today I began the novel that I determined to be great.
Zane Grey novel
The news is staged, anticipated, reported, analyzed until all interest is wrung from it and abandoned for some new novelty.
Thomas Griffith novel
Once, I optioned a novel and tried to do a screenplay on it, which was great fun, but I was too respectful. I was only 100 pages into the novel and I had about 90 pages of movie script going. I realized I had a lot to learn.
Gene Hackman novel
I had the notion that I wanted to write the great dirty American novel, so I went to Roanoke College on the GI Bill.
Tom T. Hall novel
In a crime novel, if you are going to have a big revelation in chapter 30, you have to plant the information in chapters three and 11.
Sophie Hannah novel
The novel has always been the form that incorporates other forms. For me, it has always been the ultimate medium.
Chad Harbach novel
I certainly think we're going to see more and more graphic novels and more illustrated novels.
Charlaine Harris novel
Writing a novel - unlike operating a piece of heavy machinery, say, or cooking a chicken - is not a skill that can be taught. There is no standard way of doing it, just as there is no means of telling, while you're doing it, whether you're doing it well or badly. And merely because you've done it well once doesn't mean you can do it well again.
Robert Harris novel
I write novellas because I don't like loose sprawling prose.
Jim Harrison novel
But here's the thing: what you do as a screenwriter is you sell your copyright. As a novelist, as a poet, as a playwright, you maintain your copyright.
Beth Henley novel
'Annapurna' is a sort of novel. It's a novel, but a true novel.
Maurice Herzog novel
It took me six novels before I felt confident of my voice as a writer.
Andrea Hirata novel
No one knows how to write a novel until it's been written.
Alice Hoffman novel
There are three things which the public will always clamor for, sooner or later: namely, novelty, novelty, novelty.
Thomas Hood novel
When I published my first novel, 'Slammed,' I included lyrics at the beginning of each chapter from one of my favorite bands, The Avett Brothers. The overwhelmingly positive response from readers to those lyrics really surprised me.
Colleen Hoover novel
Believe it or not, I sold my first novel, 'Crank,' with only seventy-five pages complete. It was in verse then, and it was hard-hitting then.
Ellen Hopkins novel
If someone had told me in high school that one day I'd write an historical novel, I would have rolled my eyes.
Nancy Horan novel
Ive known several spies who have wanted to become novelists. And novelists who became spies, of course.
Christopher Koch novel
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