” The thing about being a mystery writer, what marks a mystery writer out from a chick lit author or historical fiction writer, is that you always find a mystery in every situation. “


” I like writing about big turning points, where professional and personal lives coalesce, where the boundaries are coming down, and you’re faced with a set of choices which will change life forever. “


” When I was acting, I got trained in creating a character as a three-dimensional person. If you’re doing it right you should be able to draw an audience into the character’s world and make them feel their fears. “


” Ireland is such a young society. The British were the ruling class up until they left about a hundred years ago, and we’ve been trying to work out what our class hierarchy is ever since. “


” With acting, you have to depend on somebody else to decide if you are allowed to work. You can spend weeks and months when you are not acting at all. “


” I’m still very much in the apprentice stage of writing. I read somewhere that you need to write a million words before you know what you’re doing – so I’m headed that way, but I’m nowhere near there. “


” If you rewrite a paragraph fifty times and forty-nine of them are terrible, that’s fine, you only need to get it right once. “


” If you’re writing a scene for a character with whom you disagree in every way, you still need to show how that character is absolutely justified in his or her own mind, or the scene will come across as being about the author’s views rather than about the character’s. “


” Donna Tartt blows me away – that impeccable writing, so rich you could eat it and so luminous that it lights up the whole room, and the way she brings her characters to life so completely and in such fine detail that you know them as intimately as your dearest friends. “



All 9 Tana French Quotes about You in picture


The thing about being a mystery writer, what marks a mystery writer out from a chick lit author or historical fiction writer, is that you always find a mystery in every situation.
I like writing about big turning points, where professional and personal lives coalesce, where the boundaries are coming down, and you


When I was acting, I got trained in creating a character as a three-dimensional person. If you
Ireland is such a young society. The British were the ruling class up until they left about a hundred years ago, and we
With acting, you have to depend on somebody else to decide if you are allowed to work. You can spend weeks and months when you are not acting at all.
I
If you rewrite a paragraph fifty times and forty-nine of them are terrible, that
If you
Donna Tartt blows me away - that impeccable writing, so rich you could eat it and so luminous that it lights up the whole room, and the way she brings her characters to life so completely and in such fine detail that you know them as intimately as your dearest friends.
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