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Jeffery Deaver
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    But one does not make living writing poetry unless you're a professor, and one frankly doesn't get a lot of girls as a poet. Jeffery-DeaverJeffery Deaver
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    Certainly going back to Sherlock Holmes we have a tradition of forensic science featured in detective stories. Jeffery-DeaverJeffery Deaver
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    For me a thriller is a very carefully structured story. Jeffery-DeaverJeffery Deaver
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    Hardcover books are fairly expensive these days and to read one requires a significant commitment of time in our busy society. So I want to make sure that when readers buy one of my books they get something they're familiar with. Jeffery-DeaverJeffery Deaver
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    I also try very hard to create characters - both heroes and villains - with psychological depth. Jeffery-DeaverJeffery Deaver
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    I have to say that there are certain books that exist to tell a particular story and then there are books that exist in the context of character. Jeffery-DeaverJeffery Deaver
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    I liked the challenge of writing in a very concise structure in which both meaning and form are important. Jeffery-DeaverJeffery Deaver
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    I spend about eight months researching and outlining my book. Jeffery-DeaverJeffery Deaver
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    I spend eight months outlining and researching the novel before I begin to write a single word of the prose. Jeffery-DeaverJeffery Deaver
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    I was editor of my high school literary magazine and a reporter for the school newspaper. Jeffery-DeaverJeffery Deaver
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    I've always written, all my life, and when I was very young I developed an interest in poetry. Jeffery-DeaverJeffery Deaver
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    I've often said that there's no such thing as writer's block; the problem is idea block. Jeffery-DeaverJeffery Deaver
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    If you have a craftsman's command of the language and basic writing techniques you'll be able to write - as long as you know what you want to say. Jeffery-DeaverJeffery Deaver
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    In general, I think, less is more and that if a reader stops reading because a book is too icky then I've failed in my obligation to the readers. Jeffery-DeaverJeffery Deaver
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    In other words, the people who populate my books are more than caricatures. Jeffery-DeaverJeffery Deaver
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    It means working harder to do the research but I don't really mind - I don't think I have what it takes to chase criminals through back alleys and wade through blood at crime scenes. Jeffery-DeaverJeffery Deaver
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    It's accurate to the extent that I explore the psychology of crime and crime detection in my books: the minds of the criminal and his hunters. Jeffery-DeaverJeffery Deaver
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    My books are primarily plot driven but the best plot in the world is useless if you don't populate them with characters that readers can care about. Jeffery-DeaverJeffery Deaver
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    Of course, all writers draw upon their personal experiences in describing day-to-day life and human relationships, but I tend to keep my own experiences largely separate from my stories. Jeffery-DeaverJeffery Deaver
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    Readers are paramount. I live to write books for them. Jeffery-DeaverJeffery Deaver
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    So I work hard to present the human side of my characters while not neglecting the plot. Jeffery-Deaver/">Jeffery Deaver
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    The best way to learn about writing is to study the work of other writers you admire. Jeffery-Deaver/">Jeffery Deaver
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    The easy answer is that writing novels is a lot more fun than practicing law. Jeffery-Deaver/">Jeffery Deaver
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    The outline is 95 percent of the book. Then I sit down and write, and that's the easy part. Jeffery-Deaver/">Jeffery Deaver
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    The recent fascination, I think, reflects the shift in approach by law enforcement officials to embrace technology as wholeheartedly as the rest of the world. Jeffery-Deaver/">Jeffery Deaver
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    Trying to write books with a subject matter or in a genre or style you're not familiar with is the best way to find the Big Block looming. Jeffery-Deaver/">Jeffery Deaver
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    When it comes time to write the book itself I'll shut the lights out, picture the scene I'm about to write then close my eyes and go at it. Yes, I can touch type. Jeffery-Deaver/">Jeffery Deaver
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    When you work alone, you need to socialize at some level. Jeffery-Deaver/">Jeffery Deaver
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    You think publishing is tough but the music world is ten times tougher. Jeffery-Deaver/">Jeffery Deaver