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Almost all of my contemporaries have seen far more horror movies than I have, especially Ramsey Campbell and Les Daniels.
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An average working day begins at 8 or 9 am, includes an hour for lunch, and ends at 5 or 6 pm.
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As I once said on another occasion, generally speaking I blunder along like blind Mr. Magoo negotiating a construction site, stepping off the end of one girder just as another floats up to carry me along.
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As soon as I started writing Julia, by which I mean while writing its first sentence, I felt a sudden, reassuring charge of excitement. I knew it was going to work.
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Besides that, I should say that King is a pleasure to work with and very agreeable company, extremely smart and very funny.
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Dick Dart emerged from the ether during a flight from New York with my wife and children to Puerto Rico.
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Each new book is a tremendous challenge.
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Everyone wants to get better as they go along, but sometimes it's all you can do to stay consistent.
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Fear and I were old buddies, despite my best efforts to the contrary.
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However, I think I managed to reach a new level with Koko, and I will always be grateful for the experience.
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I believe I encountered death, which was a bit too much for a seven-year-old.
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I do read a lot of mystery novels - those by Lawrence Block, Donald Westlake, Sue Grafton, Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane, plus many others.
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I generally wade in blind and trust to fate and instinct to see me through.
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I had a connoisseur's... appreciation of fear.
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I instantly chucked my academic ambitions and began writing fiction full-time.
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I revise, rewrite, edit and delete more than ever before, so much so that, ever since Koko, I see self-editing as crucial to the process as the initial writing.
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I want to make discoveries, I want the book to evolve out of itself, because if I try to impose my own pattern on it I'll miss everything.
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I write longer sentences than most of the others, maybe because I probably like Henry James more than they do.
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If I planned everything out in advance, I'd expire of boredom.
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Instead, I was interested in what I guess I could call narrative indeterminacy, in questioning the apparent, taken-for-granted authority of any particular representation of the events in question.
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Many fiction writers eventually want to feel that their work forms a single, unified entity.
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Marriages was written at the rate of 500 words a day, without any sort of plan, outline or guidelines beyond the simple desire to write a novel.
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Milwaukee was a fascinating place. When I was a kid, it was basically a blue-collar, factory kind of town, lots of bars, lots of fights.
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Moving forward seems like part of the job to me, at least in as much as it involves trying not to repeat yourself.
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My father soon began taking me, then my brothers and me, to our local public library, which allowed a maximum withdrawal of six books at a time.
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My first real breakthrough collided with the last months of Callaghan's Labour government, which had every intention of enjoying my success as much as I did.
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Nobody is surprised that women writers accurately represent male characters over and over again, no doubt because everybody knows that women understand men much better than vice-versa.
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On gym days, I don't get to my desk until 4 in the afternoon, and everything except bedtime and the appointment with the liquid narcotic is pushed back a bit.
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That Jeffrey Dahmer should have surfaced in Milwaukee made perfect sense to me, but Milwaukeeans went into outraged shock and asked what it meant.
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The actual Blue Rose murders, which lie at the core of the three novels, yield various incorrect solutions which assume the status of truth.
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There have been times when I reread - or at least leafed through - something because I'd sent a copy to a friend, and what usually happened was that I noticed dozens and dozens of clumsy phrases I wished I could rewrite.
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There were a lot of adventure books for boys, historical novels by Kenneth Roberts, and whatever mystery novels the alarmed librarian imagined might not corrupt an eager but innocent youth.
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These days, there are a great many books about childhood trauma and its effects, but at the time all the experts agreed that one should forget about it as quickly as possible and pick up where you left off.
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When, in the third book, we do learn the identity of the Blue Rose murderer, the information comes in a muted, nearly off-hand manner, and the man has died long before.
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