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You're Not You Novel Sayings By Al Gore: The planet has a fever. If your baby has a fever, you go to the The planet has a fever. If your baby has a fever, you go to the doctor. If the doctor says you need to intervene here, you don't say 'I read a science fiction novel that says it's not a problem.' You take action. — Al Gore
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You're Not You Novel Sayings By Lev Grossman: Nothing is wrong with you. You're not different. Everybody feels as bad as you do: Nothing is wrong with you. You're not different. Everybody feels as bad as you do: this is just what writing a novel feels like. To write a novel is to come in contact with raw, primal feelings, hopes and longings and psychic wounds, and try to make a big public word-sculpture out of them, and that is a crazy hard thing to do. — Lev Grossman
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You're Not You Novel Sayings By J.C. Reed: Sorry, I think I'll pass. You're not my type.""I'm everybody's type, he says. You just Sorry, I think I'll pass. You're not my type."
"I'm everybody's type, he says. You just have to realize it. — J.C. Reed
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You're Not You Novel Sayings By Stephen King: Many writing texts caution against asking friends to read your stuff, suggesting you're not apt Many writing texts caution against asking friends to read your stuff, suggesting you're not apt to get a very unbiased opinion[.] ... It's unfair, according to this view, to put a pal in such a position. What happens if he/she feels he/she has to say, "I'm sorry, good buddy, you've written some great yarns in the past but this one sucks like a vacuum cleaner"?
The idea has some validity, but I don't think an unbiased opinion is exactly what I'm looking for. And I believe that most people smart enough to read a novel are also tactful enough to find a gentler mode of expression than "This sucks." (Although most of us know that "I think this has a few problems" actually means "This sucks," don't we?) — Stephen King
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You're Not You Novel Sayings By Robin McKinley: When you write your first novel you don't really know what you're doing. There may When you write your first novel you don't really know what you're doing. There may be writers out there who are brilliant, incisive and in control from their first 'Once upon a time'. I'm not one of them. Every once upon a time for me is another experience of white-water rafting in a leaky inner tube. And I have this theory that while the Story Council has its faults, it does have some idea that if books are going to get written, authors have to be able to write them. — Robin McKinley
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You're Not You Novel Sayings By Clive Barker: This book is so huge, that the mythology took many months to create. There are This book is so huge, that the mythology took many months to create. There are literally hundreds of characters , and many different worlds described in great detail. It's not the sort of thing that you can simply dash off. I hand-write everything. Now, I've done three drafts on Imajica, which comes to about 14,000 pages. When you're working on a novel, you really must give your life over to the project. This is my eleventh book, and I'm fortunate to know that the audience is there for it. I'm not just writing in the dark. — Clive Barker
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You're Not You Novel Sayings By Salman Rushdie: Matthew Wiener on 'Mad Men' writes the entire series before they start shooting, and if Matthew Wiener on 'Mad Men' writes the entire series before they start shooting, and if you have that, then what you can do with character and story is not at all unlike what you can do in a novel. — Salman Rushdie
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You're Not You Novel Sayings By Melodie Ramone: Sometimes the changes are good. Sometimes you think they're good and you end up disappointed. Sometimes the changes are good. Sometimes you think they're good and you end up disappointed. Other times you think life has handed you a lemon and it turn out to be a diamond. And there are other times when it just is what it is. It's not what you wanted, but there's nothing you can do about it, so you just have to accept what's happened and go on — Melodie Ramone
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You're Not You Novel Sayings By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Are you kidding me?' Shan asked, slightly drunk, slightly dramatic, and now sitting yoga style Are you kidding me?' Shan asked, slightly drunk, slightly dramatic, and now sitting yoga style on the floor. 'You can't write an honest novel about race in this country. If you write about how people are really affected by race, it'll be too obvious. Black writers who do literary fiction in this country, all three of them, not the ten thousand who write those bullshit ghetto books with the bright covers, have two choices: they can do precious or they can do pretentious. When you do neither, nobody knows what to do with you. So if you're going to write about race, you have to make sure it's so lyrical and subtle that the reader who doesn't read between the lines won't even know it's about race ... ' p.335 — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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You're Not You Novel Sayings By Frances Vick: Keep your confidence up. Read. Mostly though, you have to sit down each day for Keep your confidence up. Read. Mostly though, you have to sit down each day for a few hours and write whether you feel like it or not - don't wait for inspiration. Writing is a job. Do your research. All that research will give your novel an edge, because you know what you're writing about, it will be authentic. Expect disappointment - your manuscript WILL be rejected - you'll have to develop a thick skin. But if you stick with it and write with honesty, energy and originality, you'll succeed. — Frances Vick
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You're Not You Novel Sayings By Anthony Burgess: I'll tell you a thing that will shock you. It will certainly shock the readers I'll tell you a thing that will shock you. It will certainly shock the readers of Writer's Digest. What I often do nowadays when I have to, say, describe a room, is to take a page of a dictionary, any page at all, and see if with the words suggested by that one page in the dictionary I can build up a room, build up a scene. ... I even did it in a novel I wrote called MF. There's a description of a hotel vestibule whose properties are derived from Page 167 in R.J. Wilkinson's Malay-English Dictionary. Nobody has noticed. ... As most things in life are arbitrary anyway, you're not doing anything naughty, you're really normally doing what nature does, you're just making an entity out of the elements. I do recommend it to young writers. — Anthony Burgess
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You're Not You Novel Sayings By Joseph Finder: But the reason that writers like Harlan and Lee don't outline is that they enjoy But the reason that writers like Harlan and Lee don't outline is that they enjoy the serendipity, the surprises that arise when they're not constricted by the steel girdle of an outline. And I get that too. Some of the best plot twists in my work have been ones that I didn't plan on, including the ending to PARANOIA. One of the great pleasures of writing fiction is living in the story so that you "experience" it the way your characters do. — Joseph Finder
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You're Not You Novel Sayings By Julia Barkey: There's someone here.""I know." She said, "Where's Scott?" "I'm not sure," He said, "I thought There's someone here."
"I know." She said, "Where's Scott?"
"I'm not sure," He said, "I thought you were going to wait outside with Nichole and Matt."
"We decided to come in."
"You mean they're in here too?"
"Yes."
"Okay ... " He said calmly, "You stay here."
She nodded as he turned to go.
"Oh, and Carrie."
"Yes?"
"Could you actually listen to me this time?" He asked with a faint smile on his face. — Julia Barkey
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You're Not You Novel Sayings By Elaine White: We're soldiers, Emily. If we're not elders or council members then that's all we are. We're soldiers, Emily. If we're not elders or council members then that's all we are. We're here to serve those above us. We're novel worthy, day walking, blood sucking, tortured souls trapped in a body that can't die for all eternity with no feelings, no emotions and no heart. We don't get to feel love, passion or desire. We do as we're told, for the good of the clan and because we're told to do it. And we protect people. So whatever grand delusions you have about being some kind of wonderful child and the master's favorite are just misguided attempts to feel human again. Get over it. — Elaine White
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You're Not You Novel Sayings By Scott Westerfeld: Your first novel is like your first relationship. You won't really understand the decisions you Your first novel is like your first relationship. You won't really understand the decisions you make until years later ... And you'll probably screw up the ending ... First love is amazing and wonderful, but a kind of panic underlies it, a sense of not knowing what you're doing. First novels are the same way ... You do the best you can. But remember, it's not going to be the most polished novel you ever write, or the wisest, or the best-selling. That would be a shame, after all, to peak with your first. — Scott Westerfeld
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You're Not You Novel Sayings By Ursula K. Le Guin: A book won't move your eyes for you like TV or a movie does. A A book won't move your eyes for you like TV or a movie does. A book won't move your mind unless you give it your mind, or your heart unless you put your heart in it. It won't do the work for you. To read a good novel well is to follow it, to act it, to feel it, to become it - everything short of writing it, in fact. Reading is a collaboration, an act of participation. No wonder not everybody is up to it. — Ursula K. Le Guin
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You're Not You Novel Sayings By Charlotte Bronte: I was at once content and stimulated with what I saw: I liked what I I was at once content and stimulated with what I saw: I liked what I had seen, and wished to see more. Yet, for a long time, I treated you distantly, and sought your company rarely. I was an intellectual epicure, and wished to prolong the gratification of making this novel and piquant acquaintance: besides, I was for a while troubled with a haunting fear that if I handled the flower freely its bloom would fade-the sweet charm of freshness would leave it. I did not then know that it was no transitory blossom; but rather the radiant resemblance of one, cut in an indestructible gem. — Charlotte Bronte
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You're Not You Novel Sayings By E.L. Montes: That pissed me the hell off. I took in a deep breath and blurted out That pissed me the hell off. I took in a deep breath and blurted out everything without thinking twice. "Fuck you! You want to know who I am, Marcus. Well here it goes! I am temperamental, over-sensitive, and outspoken. I'm honest! I cry at stupid love movies, and I'm a sucker for a romantic novel. I don't allow people to walk all over me, I have trust issues, and I have insecurities. I've slept with four men in my entire life! And the one thing I don't do is take shit from men who try to act like they're better than me as if they don't have any hidden skeletons! I'm not keeping shit hidden, how 'bout you? You can fuck off. I'll find my own way home. Have a nice fucking life!" - Mia — E.L. Montes
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You're Not You Novel Sayings By Yoleen Valai: There are many of us who live alongside others, less fortunate, watching them go through There are many of us who live alongside others, less fortunate, watching them go through everyday suffering for one reason or another, and we're not moving even our little finger to help them. It's in human nature, unfortunately: for the most part, the only people we genuinely care about are ourselves. However, once in a while we encounter different species, different kind of human beings among us: full of compassion, willing and wanting to help, and doing so with joy and happiness. Those are a rarity. But you know what, my dear? Being one of them is not a special calling- it's a choice. So what will you choose, huh? — Yoleen Valai
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You're Not You Novel Sayings By William Zinsser: I remember the language of the people I grew up with. Language was so important I remember the language of the people I grew up with. Language was so important to them. All that power was in it. And grace and metaphor. Some of it was very formal and Biblical, because the habit is that when you have something important to say you go into parable, if you're from Africa, or you go into another level of language. I wanted to use language that way, because my feeling was that a black novel was not black because I wrote it, or because there were black people in it, or because it was about black things. It was the style. It had a certain style. It was inevitable. I couldn't describe it, but I could produce it. — William Zinsser
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You're Not You Novel Sayings By Jonathan Franzen: I hate the concept of likeability - it gave us two terms of George Bush, I hate the concept of likeability - it gave us two terms of George Bush, whom a plurality of voters wanted to have a beer with, and Facebook. You'd unfriend a lot of people if you knew them as intimately and unsparingly as a good novel would. But not the ones you actually love. — Jonathan Franzen
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Jessica Lawson: Family, it seemed, was not always a matter of who one was born to or Family, it seemed, was not always a matter of who one was born to or even who one's parents were. A person's *family*, Tabitha realized, was the thing that held them up, so that life could still be illuminated in the darkest of times. A family member could be a mouse. A family member could be an Inspector that nobody would ever meet outside that pages of a novel. Depending on the circumstance, a family member might even be discovered in a person you just met. — Jessica Lawson
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Neil Cross: 'Luther' is absolutely a monster-of-the-week show. Although it's post-watershed and is rendered in intense graphic 'Luther' is absolutely a monster-of-the-week show. Although it's post-watershed and is rendered in intense graphic novel-style images, it's inspiration is not that different from 'Doctor Who' as in both cases you've got a trickster figure who fights the monster of the week and is eventually successful. — Neil Cross
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Brandon Sanderson: I will not read the last page of novels first," I said, and then punched I will not read the last page of novels first," I said, and then punched myself in the face.
"I promise, I'll never again read the last page of novels first," I said, then smacked myself on the head with a book.
"I really, really, really regret reading the last page of this novel first!"
(This page is, of course, here for those of you who skip to the end of the book first. Naughty, naughty! Fortunately, you're acting out the book like you're supposed to, right? Well, let that be a lesson to you.) — Brandon Sanderson
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Rosecrans Baldwin: My first novel, 'You Lost Me There,' has been described as a beach read. Tough 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
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Philip Hensher: It [fiction] allows us to see the world from the point of view of someone It [fiction] allows us to see the world from the point of view of someone else and there has been quite a lot of neurological research that shows reading novels is actually good for you. It embeds you in society and makes you think about other people. People are certainly better at all sorts of things if they can hold a novel in their heads. It is quite a skill, but if you can't do it then you're missing out on something in life. I think you can tell, when you meet someone, whether they read novels or not. There is some little hollowness if they don't. — Philip Hensher
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Bryant A. Loney: You do not need to be temperamental or upset to be a novelist. Don't embrace You do not need to be temperamental or upset to be a novelist. Don't embrace the tortured artist rhetoric that any life difficulties might serve to benefit and enhance your writing. That's damaging. Counterintuitive. Writing can be so incredibly lonely, and when you're alone with your thoughts for long enough to produce a hundred thousand words of your own headspace, it can be scary. Suffering is not good for your art. Mental health care is. So talk to someone other than your future readers about the problems you are facing. Someone you know and trust. There is no shame in asking for help. — Bryant A. Loney
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Maria Semple: I think a novel has to be about where you are at a given moment I think a novel has to be about where you are at a given moment in time. I think it really needs to represent some specific pain you're going through. it's not just a story. — Maria Semple
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Joseph Hansen: It seems important to me that beginning writers ponder this - that since 1964, I It seems important to me that beginning writers ponder this - that since 1964, I have never had a book, story or poem rejected that was not later published. If you know what you are doing, eventually you will run into an editor who knows what he/she is doing. It may take years, but never give up. Writing is a lonely business not just because you have to sit alone in a room with your machinery for hours and hours every day, month after month, year after year, but because after all the blood, sweat, toil and tears you still have to find somebody who respects what you have written enough to leave it alone and print it. And, believe me, this remains true, whether the book is your first novel or your thirty-first. — Joseph Hansen
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Herman J. Mankiewicz: In a novel, the hero can lay ten girls and marry a virgin for the In a novel, the hero can lay ten girls and marry a virgin for the finish. In a movie, that is not allowed. The villain can lay anybody he wants, have as much fun and as he wants cheating, stealing, getting rich, and whipping servants. But you have to shoot him in the end. — Herman J. Mankiewicz
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Stephen King: Now let's say you've finished your first draft. Congratulations! Good job! Have a glass of Now let's say you've finished your first draft. Congratulations! Good job! Have a glass of champagne, send out for pizza, do whatever it is you do when you've got something to celebrate. If you have someone who has been impatiently waiting to read your novel-a spouse, let's say, someone who has perhaps been working nine to five and helping to pay the bills while you chase your dream-then this is the time to give up the goods ... if, that is, your first reader or readers will promise not to talk to you about the book until you are ready to talk to them about it. — Stephen King
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Mikhail Bulgakov: They have read your novel,' Woland said, 'and they said only one thing, that, unfortunately, They have read your novel,' Woland said, 'and they said only one thing, that, unfortunately, it is not finished. So I wanted to show you your hero. He has been sitting here for about two thousand years, sleeping, but, when the moon is full, he is tormented, as you see, by insomnia. And it torments not only him, but his faithful guardian, the dog.

If it is true that cowardice is the most grave vice, then the dog, at least, is not guilty of it. The only thing that brave creature ever feared was thunderstorms. But what can be done, the one who loves must share the fate of the one who is loved. — Mikhail Bulgakov
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Eric Arvin: He faced Doug. His eyes were wet. "I am not one of your tricks, Douglas.""Of He faced Doug. His eyes were wet. "I am not one of your tricks, Douglas."
"Of course, you're not."
"That's what I feel like tonight, seeing you in there with all those bodies. One of a thousand nights. One of a thousand fucks. And fuck you for making me feel this way. And fuck you again for making me say fuck in this beautiful place. — Eric Arvin
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Dorothy Allison: For that is of course what it means to read a novel and live in For that is of course what it means to read a novel and live in it for a while. You are viscerally inside someone else's reality. You feel and understand things you have not known before, and that is both scary and exhilarating. The world becomes more clear, reality more vivid, and your own experience larger. Of course there will be questions. This probing is how we grow and enlarge our sense of the world itself. — Dorothy Allison
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Carroll Bryant: Lily looks back down at the necklace in her hand that Kavita had given her. Lily looks back down at the necklace in her hand that Kavita had given her. "It must have cost a fortune."
"It did." He confirms. "Though not nearly as much as you're worth."
Lily looks up at him. "Don't say that. You hurt me everytime you speak. — Carroll Bryant
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Ann Beattie: I like a lot of Margaret Atwood, I like much of Alice Munro. Again, if I like a lot of Margaret Atwood, I like much of Alice Munro. Again, if you were to ask me about male writers, there's often a novel I admire, but not all of their works. — Ann Beattie
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Anne Hathaway: Whether or not you agree with Ayn Rand - and I have certain issues with Whether or not you agree with Ayn Rand - and I have certain issues with some of her beliefs - the woman can tell a story. I mean, the novel as an art form is just in full florid bloom in 'Atlas Shrugged.' It's an unbelievable story. The characters are so compelling, and what she's saying is mind-expanding. — Anne Hathaway
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Carl Hiaasen: All novels are about crime. You'd be hard pressed to find any novel that does All novels are about crime. You'd be hard pressed to find any novel that does not have an element of crime. I don't see myself as a crime novelist, but there are crimes in my books. That's the nature of storytelling, if you want to reflect the real world. — Carl Hiaasen
You're Not You Novel Sayings By John Freeman: Publishing has no onus to be representative, but a fourth of America lives in conditions Publishing has no onus to be representative, but a fourth of America lives in conditions close to or below the poverty line. Think about the last time you read a novel in which someone went to cash a benefit check or paid for food in food stamps, or got off a double-shift at a retail store and were having their home or car repossessed. These are the conditions in which much of this country lives and it is a dereliction of capability (not duty) to ignore it in literature. — John Freeman
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Dana Spiotta: For me writing is an organic process that starts with engaging the language and then For me writing is an organic process that starts with engaging the language and then thinking about the structure of the novel as you move along. Especially in revision you start to notice correlations. Things come up, not self-consciously, because you're busy feeling your way through sentences and trying to push the language into new places. — Dana Spiotta
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Arthur Conan Doyle: Someone in a novel, was he not? I don't take much stock of detectives in Someone in a novel, was he not? I don't take much stock of detectives in novels
chaps that do things and never let you see how they do them. — Arthur Conan Doyle
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Gustave Flaubert: My God, this novel makes me break out in a cold sweat! Do you know My God, this novel makes me break out in a cold sweat! Do you know how much I've written in five months, since the end of August? Sixty-five pages! Each paragraph is good in itself and there are some pages that are perfect. I feel certain. But just because of this, it isn't getting on. It's a series of well-turned, ordered paragraphs which do not flow on from each other. I shall have to unscrew them, loosen the joints, as one does with the masts of a ship when one wants the sail to take more wind ... — Gustave Flaubert
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Javier A. Robayo: The privilege is not writing a novel, it's to have someone read it. When you The privilege is not writing a novel, it's to have someone read it. When you look at it that way, you realize the responsibility you have to put your very best on the page. — Javier A. Robayo
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Elaine White: He shook his head and thought about it for a second. "Maybe I'm not straight? He shook his head and thought about it for a second. "Maybe I'm not straight? Can I still be straight when I'm sitting here looking into your eyes?" he asked. Maybe it was the alcohol talking or maybe he wasn't as straight as he thought he was.
"Yes. Absolutely." Cormag nodded and watched him closely.
"Even when I think they're so pretty? They are, you know. So many different shades of brown ... and a little green. Just a touch; not a lot. So pretty." He sighed happily, watching those dark eyes staring back at him in surprise. He lay his head on his arms, smiling at the way Cormag flushed in embarrassment and turned his full attention onto his bottle of beer.
"Wow, you are super drunk. — Elaine White
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Maggie Carey: The hardest thing about writing a script is you finish it, but it doesn't mean The hardest thing about writing a script is you finish it, but it doesn't mean anything. It's not like a novel or short story - a script is meant to be made into a movie. — Maggie Carey
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Azar Nafisi: A novel is not an allegory ... It is the sensual experience of another world. A novel is not an allegory ... It is the sensual experience of another world. If you don't enter that world, hold your breath with the characters and become involved in their destiny, you won't be able to empathize, and empathy is at the heart of the novel. This is how you read a novel: you inhale the experience. So start breathing. — Azar Nafisi
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Justin Cronin: If you write a good action sequence well in a novel, you're already writing it 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 is to use some of the same tricks. They're rhetorical, not visual, but it's the same move. — Justin Cronin
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Rie Warren: You're an assignment, not an assignation. Soon as I get your pretty boy ass through You're an assignment, not an assignation. Soon as I get your pretty boy ass through the Wilderness and deliver you to the Outpost, you're no more than a stain to spit-shine off my boots. — Rie Warren
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Robert Harris: Writing a novel - unlike operating a piece of heavy machinery, say, or cooking a 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
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Penny Reid: We're taking it a hundred miles north. That's a hundred miles closer to where you We're taking it a hundred miles north.
That's a hundred miles closer to where you are.
I've decided units and measurements of distance are bullshit.
With you there are only two distances that matter:
Here.
Not here.
You are not here. — Penny Reid
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Ian Anderson: If you're gonna use simile, analogy, metaphor, be descriptive and have some flowery adjectives and If you're gonna use simile, analogy, metaphor, be descriptive and have some flowery adjectives and a few odd nouns and some engaging bits of dialogue or sentiment, then you're sort of writing a novel, really. But rock lyrics are not really known for their sophistication. — Ian Anderson
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Salman Rushdie: The field of the novel is very rich. If you're a composer, you're well aware The field of the novel is very rich. If you're a composer, you're well aware of the history of composition, and you are trying to make your music part of that history. You're not ahistorical. In the same way, I think, if you write now, you are writing in the historical context of what the novel has been and what possibilities it has revealed. — Salman Rushdie
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Linda Winfree: She paused and met his gaze straight on. "You should be seeing someone your own She paused and met his gaze straight on. "You should be seeing someone your own age, Troy Lee."

"Please don't start that bullshit again. It's not the issue and you know it."

"Really. What, pray tell, is the issue?"

"We've been out one time and already you're looking for me to cut and run." He shook his head. "You're doing it again. Speeding ahead, looking for where you think you're going, instead of seeing what's along the way. You gotta learn to slow down and enjoy the ride, Angel. — Linda Winfree
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Ji-Sang Shin: Life is like reading a third-rate novel written overnight upside down by a crazy drunk. Life is like reading a third-rate novel written overnight upside down by a crazy drunk.

You're not supposed to try to get it.

Said by E-Wan — Ji-Sang Shin
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Asa Larsson: It is so much hard work writing your first novel. You're not even sure that It is so much hard work writing your first novel. You're not even sure that it is possible to do. — Asa Larsson
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Lustful Desires Bundle: I'm like most women. I want a steamy romance novel, or something sweet and tender." I'm like most women. I want a steamy romance novel, or something sweet and tender." "I knew the romance genre was big, especially with women, but I never really understood why." "Seriously? Let's just say that the next best thing to having sex, is reading about people having sex. If you're not able to snag any for yourself, you damn sure want to be reading about two people who have guaranteed odds at doing the deed. — Lustful Desires Bundle
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Michel Houellebecq: I hadn't seen any novel make the statement that entering the workforce was like entering I hadn't seen any novel make the statement that entering the workforce was like entering the grave. That from then on, nothing happens and you have to pretend to be interested in your work. And, furthermore, that some people have a sex life and others don't just because some are more attractive than others. I wanted to acknowledge that if people don't have a sex life, it's not for some moral reason, it's just because they're ugly. Once you've said it,
it sounds obvious, but I wanted to say it. — Michel Houellebecq
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Anna Quindlen: I read and reread and recommended and rarely rejected, became one of those readers who I read and reread and recommended and rarely rejected, became one of those readers who will read trashy stories as long as they're not too terrible
well, even perhaps the truly terrible ones
and will reread something she's already read, even if it's something like a detective novel, when you'd suspect that knowing who had really killed the countess would materially detract from the experience. (It doesn't, and besides, I often can't remember who the murderer was in the first place.) — Anna Quindlen
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Samantha Young: You are really tall for fifteen." His eyes drifted over me, a small smile playing You are really tall for fifteen." His eyes drifted over me, a small smile playing on his lips. "A lot of people must seem tall to you." "Are you calling me short?" "Are you saying you're not short?" I wrinkled my nose. "I'm not delusional. It's just not polite to comment on a girl's shortness. For all you know I'm really mad at the world because I'm vertically challenged."
Young, Samantha (2014-10-07). Echoes of Scotland Street: An On Dublin Street Novel (p. 5). Penguin Group US. Kindle Edition. — Samantha Young
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Phil Klay: If you write a novel where war is nothing but hell and no one experiences If you write a novel where war is nothing but hell and no one experiences excitement or cracks a dark joke, then you're not actually admitting the full experience. — Phil Klay
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Brian Helgeland: Working on an adaptation is not as satisfying, because it's not your original work: you're Working on an adaptation is not as satisfying, because it's not your original work: you're interpreting. With 'L.A. Confidential,' I loved the book. In that case, I felt I was guardian of the work, staying as true to the novel as I could. I've since met the novelist, and he loves the movie and the script. — Brian Helgeland
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Ben Monopoli: A painter," he said, as though the word were an insult. "I'm a writer.""You're a A painter," he said, as though the word were an insult. "I'm a writer."
"You're a writer? I'm a writer."
"What do you write?"
"Stories. Books. A book. Fiction."
"Fiction. Pfft. That's not writing."
"What do you write?"
"I write the truth."
"Fiction is true. It doesn't have to be factual to be true."
"Says you. Have you been published?"
"As a matter of fact I have. My novel sold over 65,000 copies."
"All to your mom."
"My mom didn't even know about it. — Ben Monopoli
You're Not You Novel Sayings By James M. Cain: When it's too good, you do it over again. Too good is too easy. If When it's too good, you do it over again. Too good is too easy. If it's too easy you have to worry. If you're not lying awake at night worrying about it, the reader isn't going to, either. I always know that when I get a good night's sleep, the next day I'm not going to get any work done. Writing a novel is like working on foreign policy. There are problems to be solved. It's not all inspirational. — James M. Cain
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Kerstin Gier: But talking to a ghost about a demon when you're in a room full of But talking to a ghost about a demon when you're in a room full of people who can't see either of them is not to be recommended. — Kerstin Gier
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Meg Wolitzer: We're talking about the novel, right? But maybe we're not. We're talking about ourselves. And We're talking about the novel, right? But maybe we're not. We're talking about ourselves. And I guess that's what can start to happen when you talk about a book. — Meg Wolitzer
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Mordecai Richler: If you're writing a novel, you're in a room for three or four years. There's If you're writing a novel, you're in a room for three or four years. There's not much coming in from the outside. — Mordecai Richler
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Laurie Foos: I'm not conscious of my own themes as I write first drafts, no, and in I'm not conscious of my own themes as I write first drafts, no, and in fact, I work hard to stay in that unconscious space and not ask myself what the novel is about or what my metaphors might mean because then, I think, you're just dead in the water. — Laurie Foos
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Anonymous: Choose the beautiful story, with the bright lights, the one where he can hear us," Choose the beautiful story, with the bright lights, the one where he can hear us," she told him. "That's the true one. Not the scary story, not the sharks." "But isn't it more scary to be utterly alone upon the waters, completely cut off from everyone, no friends, no family, no direction, nothing but a radio for solace?" She touched the side of his face. "That's your story," she said. "You're trying to tell me your story, aren't you?" Jun Do stared at her. "Oh, you poor boy," she said. "You poor little boy. It doesn't have to be that way. Come in off the water, things can be different. You don't need a radio, I'm right here. You don't have to choose the alone." ========== The Orphan Master's Son: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) (Johnson, Adam) — Anonymous
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Haruki Murakami: Lost-and-found items left behind on trains and in stations, and the unusual, strange items among Lost-and-found items left behind on trains and in stations, and the unusual, strange items among them - the ashes of cremated people, wigs, prosthetic legs, the manuscript of a novel (the stationmaster read a little bit of it and found it dull), a neatly wrapped, bloodstained shirt in a box, a live pit viper, forty color photos of women's vaginas, a large wooden gong, the kind Buddhist priests strike as they chant sutras ... "Sometimes you're not sure what to do with them," the stationmaster said. — Haruki Murakami
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Rachel Kushner: Eventually, I decided that if I was going to really write a novel, I couldn't Eventually, I decided that if I was going to really write a novel, I couldn't do it in New York City while holding down a job. You need a constant money source to live in New York City unless you're independently wealthy, which I'm not. — Rachel Kushner
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Andrea Barrett: I've never known a writer who didn't feel ill at ease in the world. We I've never known a writer who didn't feel ill at ease in the world. We all feel unhoused in some sense. That's part of why we write. We feel we don't fit in, that this world is not our world, that though we may move in it, we're not of it. You don't need to write a novel if you feel at home in the world. — Andrea Barrett
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Stephanie Witter: Believe me, I knew you enjoyed it without voicing it that way. It was like Believe me, I knew you enjoyed it without voicing it that way. It was like your body screamed for me to take you."
All too true, but I didn't like it to be told aloud. I arched an eyebrow, something I couldn't do when sober. "I'm pretty sure if I put a hand on your crotch, you're sporting a boner. It works both ways. — Stephanie Witter
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Sam Shepard: To sing a song is quite different than to write a poem. I'm not and To sing a song is quite different than to write a poem. I'm not and never will be a novelist, but to write a novel is not the same thing as writing a play. There is a difference in form, but essentially what you're after is the same thing. — Sam Shepard
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Howard Mittelmark: Authors often say that their novels are like their children, and you want your novel, Authors often say that their novels are like their children, and you want your novel, just like your children, to reflect well on you. When it goes out into the world, you hope that it will make you proud. But like a parent, an author must learn that her novel has needs of its own, and they are not the same as the author's.
Yes, you want your son's behavior toward women to reflect a loving relationship with his mother. However, if a woman is compelled to think about that relationship whenever they're in bed together, something has gone very very wrong. — Howard Mittelmark
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Cassandra Clare: I don't usually let people look at this.""Why not?" Jace looked tousled, as if he'd I don't usually let people look at this."
"Why not?" Jace looked tousled, as if he'd been asleep himself. "You're a pretty good artist. Sometimes an excellent."
"Well, because - it's like a diary. Except I don't think in words, I think in pictures, so it's all drawings. But it's still private." She wondered if she sounded as crazy as she suspected.
Jace looked wounded. "A diary with no drawings of me in it? Where are the torrid fantasies? The romance novel covers? The - — Cassandra Clare
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Jeanette Winterson: The Anglo-American tradition is much more linear than the European tradition. If you think about The Anglo-American tradition is much more linear than the European tradition. If you think about writers like Borges, Calvino, Perec or Marquez, they're not bound in the same sort of way. They don't come out of the classic 19th-century novel, which is where all the problems start. 19th-century novels are fabulous and we should all read them, but we shouldn't write them. — Jeanette Winterson
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Richard Kadrey: It's more like how some people can't help but bring out the not necessarily righteous It's more like how some people can't help but bring out the not necessarily righteous parts of your personality. Like how you meet someone and instantly know they're a full-time professional victim, and no matter how hard you try, something takes over and you can't help needling them. — Richard Kadrey
You're Not You Novel Sayings By David Mamet: A novel it's different. It's kind of exhilarating not to have to cut to the A novel it's different. It's kind of exhilarating not to have to cut to the bone constantly. Oh, well I can go over here for a moment. I can say what I think the guy was thinking or what the day looked like or what the bird was doing. If you do that as a playwright, you're dead. — David Mamet
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Steve Jobs: The manual for WordStar, the most popular word-processing program, is 400 pages thick. To write The manual for WordStar, the most popular word-processing program, is 400 pages thick. To write a novel, you have to read a novel - one that reads like a mystery to most people. They're not going to learn slash q-z any more than they're going to learn Morse code. That is what Macintosh is all about. — Steve Jobs
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Hilary Mantel: He tries not to give offense. He likes to think of himself by nature as He tries not to give offense. He likes to think of himself by nature as reasonable and conciliatory. He can duck out, prevaricate, evade the issue. He can smile enigmatically and refuse to come down on either side. He can quibble, and stand on semantics. It's a living, he thinks; but it isn't. For there comes the bald question, the one choice out of two: do you want a revolution, M. de Robespierre? Yes, damn you, damn all of you, I want it, we need it, that's what we're going to have. — Hilary Mantel
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Marlon James: Listen. Dead people never stop talking. Maybe because death is not death at all, just Listen.
Dead people never stop talking. Maybe because death is not death at all, just a detention after school. You know where you're coming from and you're always returning from it. You know where you're going though you never seem to get there and you're just dead. Dead. — Marlon James
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Brian Keene: We're not going to make it, I said.The words caught in my throat, choking me. We're not going to make it, I said.
The words caught in my throat, choking me. What was it Leslie had said to me when we were discussing Shannon's and Antoinetta's disappearance? 'You're beginning to sound like one of the characters in your books, Adam.' She'd been right. If this were a novel my heroes would have arrived just in the nick of time and saved the day. But real life didn't work like that. Real life had no happy endings. Despite our best efforts, despite my love for Tara [his wife] and my determination to protect her, and after everything we'd been through at the LeHorn house, fate conspired against us. We were still nine or ten miles from home, and night was almost upon us. By the time we got there it would already be too late. I fought back tears. I had the urge just to lie down in the middle of the road and let the next car run over me. — Brian Keene
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Patrick Ness: If you set out to write an adjective novel, you're setting out to write a If you set out to write an adjective novel, you're setting out to write a mediocre novel; your allegiance is to the adjective, not to the story, and then that just sucks all the joy right out of it. — Patrick Ness
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Hari Kunzru: I realized I had a novel on my hands, but didn't know where it was I realized I had a novel on my hands, but didn't know where it was going to go. So I thought, 'I'm going to do everything that you're not supposed to do when you plan a novel; I'm going to step back and let this thing take itself wherever it wants to go, and I'm not going to worry about how things connect until later on.' — Hari Kunzru
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Svetlana Chmakova: Penelope? Thank you. For not leaving me alone to deal with this . . . Penelope? Thank you. For not leaving me alone to deal with this . . . when things got hard. other people would have. You're a true friend. — Svetlana Chmakova
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Victoria Alexander: She likes what all women like. Consideration, thoughtfulness, a man who will worship the very She likes what all women like. Consideration, thoughtfulness, a man who will worship the very ground she walks on. Who could not bear to live if she was not in his life. A man who would sacrifice what he wants most for her." He stared. "You sound like you're reading from a romantic novel." "You asked what women want and there you have it." She shrugged. "For most women, such a man is only found between the pages of a novel. They are forced to settle for far less. — Victoria Alexander
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Rose Tremain: The process of rewriting is enjoyable, because you're not in that existential panic when you The process of rewriting is enjoyable, because you're not in that existential panic when you don't have a novel at all. — Rose Tremain
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Joe Frank: When I went to the University of Iowa in order to be a writer, I When I went to the University of Iowa in order to be a writer, I thought, This is the worst way to learn how to write. To sit in a room with a bunch of would-be writers, who want to write the Great American Novel, every one of them, and you read their stories and they read yours, and you're not living a life. I don't like that. I like learning on the job. The character of my work has definitely evolved from the character of my life. — Joe Frank
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Henry Miller: One can sleep almost anywhere, but one must have a place to work. Even if One can sleep almost anywhere, but one must have a place to work. Even if it's not a masterpiece you're doing. Even a bad novel requires a chair to sit on and a bit of privacy. — Henry Miller
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Sarah M. Cradit: You're not going to write the greatest novel ever written.Nor will I.Nor will anyone.Why? Because You're not going to write the greatest novel ever written.
Nor will I.
Nor will anyone.
Why? Because the greatest novel ever written is subjective and means something different to every person.
So don't focus on writing the greatest novel of all time.
Instead, focus on writing the greatest novel you've ever written. — Sarah M. Cradit
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Amos Lee: If you're a novelist, you have sort of themes that run throughout novels. You start If you're a novelist, you have sort of themes that run throughout novels. You start a novel and you finish a novel. With record-making in the singer-songwriter world or whatever it is that I do, it's a little different because there is no specific arc that is necessarily, like it's not a concept record. — Amos Lee
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Carol Windley: I can get really obsessive. I like writing many drafts, and I try not to I can get really obsessive. I like writing many drafts, and I try not to because it is very time-consuming, especially when you're working on a novel. But I do like to take a story and reorder it, put things in different places. This allows me to see things in a new and sometimes surprising way. — Carol Windley
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Diane Dunning: You're not beautiful," he said. "Your profile said beautiful. You kind of overreached on that You're not beautiful," he said. "Your profile said beautiful. You kind of overreached on that one. — Diane Dunning
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Thomas Perry: The characters you refer to as predatory and unsavory are useful. They're the ones who The characters you refer to as predatory and unsavory are useful. They're the ones who make a novel into a thriller. They're active, and most of the common virtues, the signs of a good person, are not. — Thomas Perry
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Stephen Graham Jones: It's just the garbage in/garbage out trick. If you're not taking any fiction in, good It's just the garbage in/garbage out trick. If you're not taking any fiction in, good or bad, then how can you be spitting any back out (good or bad)? I can't even imagine trying to write without reading. Really, I can hardly write a novel at all if I'm not reading just book after book. — Stephen Graham Jones
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Alan Moore: My experience of life is that it is not divided up into genres; it's a My experience of life is that it is not divided up into genres; it's a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you're lucky. — Alan Moore
You're Not You Novel Sayings By James Alexander Thom: If you don't know what those old occupations were, how they were done, and how If you don't know what those old occupations were, how they were done, and how they interacted with the passersby, you're not prepared to write a historical novel. A historical figure doesn't pass through a blank countryside. That means you, the novelist, must learn by research what the whole place was like in those times. As much as you can, you must be like someone who has lived there, because you're going to be not just the storyteller but also the tour guide taking your readers through the past. — James Alexander Thom
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Blake Crouch: grew up reading books where vampires were scary. This novel is an attempt to make grew up reading books where vampires were scary. This novel is an attempt to make them scary again. When I thought of the premise that became DRACULAS, I knew it needed to be a group project. Take four well-known horror authors, let them each create their own unique characters, and have them fight for their lives during a vampire outbreak at a secluded, rural hospital. This is NOT a collection of short stories. It's a single, complete novel. And it's going to freak you out. If you're easily disturbed, have a weak stomach, or are prone to nightmares, stop reading right now. There are no sexy teen heartthrobs herein. You have been warned. — Blake Crouch
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Christopher Rice: Somedays you have to write even when you think you're putting out crap. You just Somedays you have to write even when you think you're putting out crap. You just need to tell yourself that you'll fix the problems later, and by then, they might not even be "problems" anymore. The challenge of writing a novel has always been to let loose with a beautifully flawed first draft, and to constantly fight belief you're chiseling words in stone each time you type. — Christopher Rice
You're Not You Novel Sayings By Cillian Murphy: But television affords you, what you just described, to - over the course of 18 But television affords you, what you just described, to - over the course of 18 hours, now that we're doing a third season - tell the story of this man. You're not under any obligation, really, to do massive expositional stuff at the beginning. You're at liberty to say, "Come with us on this journey," and, gradually, you become aware of what his motivations are, what drives him, what his weaknesses are, what his strengths are. That's what I think's sucking people into these worlds, because it is kind of like a novel, you just go really, really deep. — Cillian Murphy