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Louis Sachar

American,  Author
Total Quotes : 25
Good Good Writer Each Time

I didn't become a good writer until I learned how to rewrite. And I don't just mean fixing spelling and adding a comma. I rewrite each of my books five or six times, and each time I change huge portions of the story.

- Louis Sachar

Play I Think Been

I'm an avid bridge player. I usually go to the local bridge club three or four times a week. I've always been a game-player, and I think bridge is one of the greatest games ever invented. It's too bad that not many young people play it any more.

- Louis Sachar

Small Very Idea

I never think of an entire book at once. I always just start with a very small idea. In 'Holes,' I just began with the setting; a juvenile correctional facility located in the Texas desert. Then I slowly make up the story, and rewrite it several times, and each time I rewrite it, I get new ideas, and change the old ideas around.

- Louis Sachar

Book Thought Almost

I actually started an adult book, worked on it for about two years, and then decided it just wasn't coming together for me, and thought I'll go back to children's books, and almost immediately I started 'Holes,' and it just seemed to take off on me.

- Louis Sachar

Music Need I Write

I don't listen to music when I write. I need silence.

- Louis Sachar

Book Still Been

I'm no good at describing my books. 'Holes' has been out now for seven years, and I still can't come up with a good answer when asked what that book is about.

- Louis Sachar

Think Play New

I think of a book and a play, or a book and a movie, as two separate things - I don't think of it as my novel having a new life.

- Louis Sachar

Reaction Having Moved

I guess what led to me writing 'Holes' was having moved to Texas in 1991, and it was sort of my reaction to Texas.

- Louis Sachar

Game Play Tournaments

I write in the mornings, two or three hours every day, and then at least four times a week I play in a duplicate game at a bridge club. I try to go to tournaments three, four, or five times a year.

- Louis Sachar

Wait Next Jog

I jog in the morning and then write for about two hours. There are times when I'm really excited and can't wait to get back to it. But there are days when I don't know what's coming next, and I really have to force it.

- Louis Sachar

Impossible Feel Quickly

Every time I start a new novel, it seems like an impossible undertaking. If I tried to do too much too quickly, I would get lost and feel overwhelmed. I have to go slow, and give things a chance to take form and grow.

- Louis Sachar

I Think Other TV

I want kids to think that reading can be just as much fun and more so than TV or video games or whatever else they do. I think any other kind of message or morals that I might teach is secondary to first just enjoying a book.

- Louis Sachar

Young Fifteen I Write

It's - I write the books and let the market find who reads it. I guess a young adult is anywhere from ten to fifteen.

- Louis Sachar

Love Read Began

I really began to love to read while in high school, and my favorite authors were my heroes: J.D. Salinger, Kurt Vonnegut.

- Louis Sachar

Think I Think Putting

I think what makes good children's books is putting the same care and effort into it as if I was writing for adults. I don't write anything - put anything in my books - that I'd be embarrassed to put in an adult book.

- Louis Sachar

My Life Small Other

Not counting 'Small Steps,' I think 'Holes' is my best book, in terms of plot, and setting, and the way the story revealed itself. It hasn't changed my life, other than that I have more money than I did before I wrote it. I'm still too close to 'Small Steps' to compare it to 'Holes.'

- Louis Sachar

Big I Remember Other

I remember my fourth grade teacher reading 'Charlotte's Web' and 'Stuart Little' to us - both, of course, by E. B. White. His stories were genuinely funny, thought provoking and full of irony and charm. He didn't condescend to his readers, which was why I liked his books, and why I wasn't a big reader of other children's' books.

- Louis Sachar

Mine Editor I Write

When I write a novel, every word is mine. I welcome suggestions from my editor, but in the end, I make all the final decisions.

- Louis Sachar

I Think Fact Unsure

The media tends to portray the teenage world as one where drinking and sex is taken for granted. In fact, I think most teenagers don't drink, are unsure of themselves, and feel awkward around members of the opposite sex.

- Louis Sachar

Think I Think Like

Part of me becomes the characters I'm writing about. I think readers feel like they are there, the way I am, as a result.

- Louis Sachar