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Jesse Kellerman

American,  Novelist
Total Quotes : 26
Generation Member Nintendo

Being a member of the Nintendo generation, I've got a really short attention span.

- Jesse Kellerman

Deal Intent Depends

All my books deal with the effect of intent upon action, how our understanding of good and evil depends heavily on context.

- Jesse Kellerman

Work Affect Some

I had some trepidation about working with someone else, especially a family member. You don't want work to affect your personal relationship.

- Jesse Kellerman

Start Other Patterns

All writers start out mimicking other writers. I've never relinquished that. I have a good ear for speech and writing patterns.

- Jesse Kellerman

Editor Agent Read

Five people read my work before its ready for publication, and I solicit opinions from all of them: my wife, my agent, my editor, and my parents.

- Jesse Kellerman

Beginning Play Deal

Crime novels have a clear beginning, middle, and end: a mystery, its investigation, and its resolution. The reader expects events to play out logically and efficiently, and these expectations force the writer to spend a good deal of time working on macrostructure rather than prettifying individual sentences.

- Jesse Kellerman

Race Still General

In general, the human race is still a young organism.

- Jesse Kellerman

Injustice Pulpit Novelists

We crime novelists have a great pulpit. We write about justice and about correcting injustice.

- Jesse Kellerman

Tragedy Purpose Comedy

Tragedy without comedy is melodrama, and comedy without a higher purpose is vacant.

- Jesse Kellerman

Think I Think Assumes

I think everyone assumes that I talk to my parents a lot about writing, but I didn't - they're my parents. We didn't have constant workshops running in my household.

- Jesse Kellerman

My Life Rest Kind

I don't intend to write the same kind of book for the rest of my life because I feel I would not be satisfied only writing in one mode.

- Jesse Kellerman

Theatre Writing Some

I had some experience writing collaboratively when I wrote for the theatre.

- Jesse Kellerman

Book Believe Talking

People are interested in writing, and often there's an unjustifiable sense of people to believe my talking to them for the book is going to accord them any sort of fame. Which it won't. At the same time, they can be more circumspect if they know they're on the record.

- Jesse Kellerman

Think Employ Gritty

I ought to be more hardboiled; I'd like to be. I don't think I have it in me. To write in clipped sentences. To employ gritty metaphor in the introduction of sultry blondes... I can't do it, so why bother trying?

- Jesse Kellerman

Play Production Very

The final product in a play is not just the written word. It's the production, the performance. The script is, of course, a very important piece; but it's only one element. Ultimately, yours is one of several voices. People can change your work in a play for better or worse.

- Jesse Kellerman

Down Though Could

It's not as though I decided to sit down and write a mystery novel so I could capitalize on my parents' success.

- Jesse Kellerman

Kind Always Am

Writing is just something I've always done. It's just kind of the reality of who I am.

- Jesse Kellerman

Mystery Middle Very

The mystery form was very helpful for me as a beginning writer because mystery novels and suspense novels have a beginning, a middle and an end.

- Jesse Kellerman

Good Used Hang

I used to live in New York, and I know a number of people who have friends who work at galleries. I spent time hanging out with them, going to openings. It was a good way to do research, to hang out and to look at the art that was present.

- Jesse Kellerman

Sometimes Wonderful Job

The most important lesson my parents taught me is that writing is a job, one that requires discipline and commitment. Most of the time it's a fun job, a wonderful job, but sometimes it isn't, and those are the days that test you.

- Jesse Kellerman