Nora Roberts Quotes

44 Nora Roberts quotes:

"What I write deals with relationships, with making families. It just follows that I would often write about family and what it means."
"You don't find time to write. You make time. It's my job."
"Action, reaction, motivation, emotion, all have to come from the characters. Writing a love scene requires the same elements from the writer as any other."
"I'll usually work until about four or five - take a short break mid day to run through the email that's come in or read and post on the boards."
"I've never felt category is restrictive."
"If you write in category, you write knowing there's a framework, there are reader expectations."
"In the summer of '80, Silhouette bought my first book."
"Actually, I find it great fun to develop family series with lots of characters."
"For over a year I continued to submit mss, and have them rejected - the last few with rejection letters indicated the story was pretty good, but I was American."
"I find I use the Internet more and more. It's just an invaluable tool. I do most of my research on the Net now - and certainly do the bulk of my communicating through email."
"I just don't depend on inspiration much."
"Mary Stewart will always be my goddess. I can pick up one of her early books - one I've read a dozen times - and still slide right into the story."
"First, I really believe that since writer is a term without genre, a good one should be able to write believable male and female characters."
"I believe strongly in writing groups such as Romance Writers Of America that offer support, information and networking."
"I decided to write category romance as I'd recently discovered them, and enjoyed them."
"I don't fiddle or edit or change while I'm going through that first draft."
"Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice."
"My own sense of family, where I came from and what I made for myself is an important part of my life."
"Now, I'll say this. I've never taking a course on writing. I've never read a book on writing. This isn't something that would work for me."
"One of my greatest pleasures is falling into a story someone else has written."

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