Quotes with tag:
I can inhabit any character in a way that is difficult to do successfully in a contemporary novel.
The process of rewriting is enjoyable, because you’re not in that existential panic when you don’t have a novel at all.
I started my career as a novelist. ‘Veronica Mars’ was first imagined as a novel.
A novel captures essence that is not possible in any other form.
I started blogging in 2006 when I had sold my first novel but it had not yet been published, in those anxious months in between while I learned the whole process.
When you are young, hone your craft and write shorter pieces instead of novels, because it’s really hard to finish a novel.
A novel is a static thing that one moves through; a play is a dynamic thing that moves past one.
When I was sixteen, I wrote the first hundred or so pages of a novel about a piano that was haunted by the ghost of an evil blues musician.
The film of tomorrow appears to me as even more personal than an individual and autobiographical novel, like a confession, or a diary.
Actually, I enjoy the process of writing a big long novel.
Restoration I did because I really loved e novel and I like Michael Hoffman, who directed it, but it wasn’t a really challenging part for me. I’m not critical of the film: I just don’t think I gave a very interesting performance.
The most important basis of any novel is wanting to be someone else, and this means creating a character.
My family can always tell when I’m well into a novel because the meals get very crummy.
The hardest novel to write was Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant.
I started a second novel seven times and I had to throw them away.