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All Quotes by author - Nora Roberts
" 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. "
" Actually, I find it great fun to develop family series with lots of characters. "
" 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. "
" Certainly the plagiarism, and dealing with the fallout of it, was the most difficult thing I've ever faced since I started writing. "
" Every single book is a challenge. "
" 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. "
" 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 believe strongly in writing groups such as Romance Writers Of America that offer support, information and networking. "
" I'd always loved to read - and come from a family of readers - but I never thought about writing as a career. "
" I decided to write category romance as I'd recently discovered them, and enjoyed them. "
" 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 fiddle or edit or change while I'm going through that first draft. "
" I don't think you can write - at least not well - if you don't love stories, love the written word. "
" 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. "
" If you write in category, you write knowing there's a framework, there are reader expectations. "
" 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. "
" In the summer of '80, Silhouette bought my first book. "
" I read a lot - and I read a variety of genres. "
" I've gotten to know a number of readers from being online, and really treasure the time I've spent with them. "
" I would hope that my writing's cleaner than it was when I started. "
" Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice. "
" 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. "
" My own sense of family, where I came from and what I made for myself is an important part of my life. "
" One of my greatest pleasures is falling into a story someone else has written. "
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