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A detective sees death in all the various forms at least five times a week.
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As opposed to the mysteries I write as Ed McBain, I had written several Evan Hunter novels dealing with generational conflicts.
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Depending on what I'm working on, I come to the writing desk with entirely different mindsets. When I change form one to the other, it's as if another writer is on the scene.
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Evan Hunter doesn't know how to write mystery novels. Ed McBain does. Do I sound schizophrenic? Do I detect a bit of dual personality here?
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I began using pseudonyms early in my career, when I was being paid a quarter a cent a word for my work, and when I had to write a lot to earn a living. Sometimes I had three or four stories in a single magazine without the editor knowing they were all by me.
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I can't say which of the writers inspired me the most, but it was probably Hemingway.
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I enjoy what I do every minute of the day, even when the going gets tough. When I first began writing, I used to work at a desk in the bedroom, of a small development house. My three sons all under the age of 3 would come running in and out of the room every minute.
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I got a B.A. from Hunter College, worked as a school teacher, a lobster salesman, and a literary agent before being published.
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I have a book coming out in September, for example, where the plot concerns counterfeiting, and I had to do a lot of research on that. Or on any legal matters, for example, I have to do a lot of research online.
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I never take ideas from the headlines. I feel that if a story is good enough, a real story that is, then it's already been covered by the media, and if it's not good enough, why would I want to bother with it?
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I try to keep all my novels in print. Sometimes publishers don't agree with me as to their worth.
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I wanted to be an artist. I was studying art. I wanted to be a great painter. When I went into the Navy, there wasn't much to draw at sea. So I began writing, and I began reading a lot.
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I would certainly never suggest that any lesbian should be ashamed of her sexual preference.
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I would like to win the Pulitzer Prize. I would like to win the Nobel Prize. I would like to win a Tony award for the Broadway musical I'm now working on. Aside from these, my aspirations are modest ones.
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I've never been a cop nor hope to be a cop, thanks.
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It seemed to me... that the only valid people to deal with crime were cops, and I would like to make the lead character, rather than a single person, a squad of cops.
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It's a matter of style. The Evan Hunter style and the Ed McBain style are very, very different.
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Readers are what it's all about, aren't they? If not, why am I writing?
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When I was a poor and struggling writer, I made a vow that if ever I got lucky enough to write full-time, I would never again write at night or on weekends, and I never do. I work from about 10 a.m. to 5 or 6 at night, and then I lock the door to my office and go home to my wife.
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