Nora Roberts Quotes

44 Nora Roberts quotes:

"If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place."
"Certainly the plagiarism, and dealing with the fallout of it, was the most difficult thing I've ever faced since I started writing."
"Each of my characters comes from somewhere, and where they come from, good or bad, has a large part in forming who they are, and who they can become."
"Every single book is a challenge."
"I've gotten to know a number of readers from being online, and really treasure the time I've spent with them."
"And each book has to receive your best effort every single time. No slacking."
"Aren't most romance heros, or heros in fiction of any kind, generally superior to real men? Same goes for heroines and real women."
"Every writer has to figure out what works best - and often has to select and discard different tools before they find the one that fits."
"I do indeed write on the road. My laptop goes with me everywhere."
"I don't base any character on a real person, and really don't do composites either. I make them up."
"I don't believe for one moment you can write well what you wouldn't read for pleasure."
"I don't think you can write - at least not well - if you don't love stories, love the written word."
"I generally write a first draft that's pretty lean. Just get the story down."
"I long for typical days, but rarely get them any more."
"I loved the process of writing."
"I need to write to be happy."
"I read a lot - and I read a variety of genres."
"I would hope that my writing's cleaner than it was when I started."
"I'd always loved to read - and come from a family of readers - but I never thought about writing as a career."
"If a book's moving well, or I was interrupted over six million times through the day, I'll usually go back and write for another hour or two."

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