” I use these senses – touch, sight, feel and smell – as triggers that invite readers or propel them into the scene. The trick is not to make it obvious. I’ve written an entire chapter about this in my book, ‘The Successful Novelist.’ I’ve lectured about it extensively, but have yet to see many people pick up on it. “


” Remember that just because major publishing is having trouble, that doesn’t mean people have stopped reading books. Printed books won’t go away, but ebooks won’t go away, either. “


” Anybody who sits down to write, and they think ‘thriller,’ maybe shouldn’t be thinking that way. Maybe we should be thinking ‘novel,’ maybe ‘thriller’ way in the background, but that these are real people to whom things are happening. It just happens to be a hell of an exciting story. “


” My son died from cancer. My granddaughter died from cancer. I have a lot of reasons to think that reality is not a friendly neighborhood. And the stories that I tell distract me, and if I do the job right, they distract people from things that are happening to them that they wish had never happened. “


” Some people might be surprised that ‘Rambo’s creator has a doctorate in American literature. One of my influences is Henry James, whose major theme is awareness. Whether I’m writing about military personnel, law enforcement, or De Quincey, the persistent theme is paying attention in a hostile world. “



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I use these senses - touch, sight, feel and smell - as triggers that invite readers or propel them into the scene. The trick is not to make it obvious. I
Remember that just because major publishing is having trouble, that doesn
Anybody who sits down to write, and they think
My son died from cancer. My granddaughter died from cancer. I have a lot of reasons to think that reality is not a friendly neighborhood. And the stories that I tell distract me, and if I do the job right, they distract people from things that are happening to them that they wish had never happened.
Some people might be surprised that

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