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Deep Paragraph

I think that if you have a knack for storytelling, and you work really hard at it, you'll have a chance to tap into something deep. But the fact remains that good sentences are hard won. Any writer worth a lick knows constructing a sentence, a paragraph, or a chapter is hard work.

- Adam Ross

Why Kindergarten

My parents homeschooled my sister and me for many years. Why? Because the local school insisted that I, being three, should go to preschool, and my sister, being five, should go to kindergarten. The problem? You learn your alphabet in preschool, and I was already reading chapter books.

- Adora Svitak

Why Made

People have asked me why I made the first chapter of my first novel so long, and in an invented English. The only answer I can come up with that satisfies me is, 'To keep out the scum.'

- Alan Moore

Woman By The Time

Everything you've ever read of mine is first-draft. This is one of the peculiarities of the comics field. By the time you're working on chapter three of your masterwork, chapter one is already in print. You can't go back and suddenly decide to make this character a woman, or have this one fall out of a window.

- Alan Moore

My Life Reaching

I am reaching a point in my life where the basketball chapter in my life is slowly closing from a competition standpoint.

- Alonzo Mourning

Communist Resulted

More than forty years of Communist rule in Central and Eastern Europe resulted in an unhappy and artificial division of Europe. It is this dark chapter of European history that we now have the opportunity to close.

- Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Next Read

We just have to go to that next class, read that next chapter, help that next person. You simply have to do that next good thing, and before you know it, you're living a good life.

- Andrew Clements

Website Wrote

I originally wrote 'The Martian' as a free serial novel, posting one chapter at a time to my website.

- Andy Weir

Think Mine

I write a chapter, then edit it and edit it and edit it and edit it. I don't think we mine creativity from within. It's bestowed from on high, from God.

- Ann Voskamp

Last Part

Part of being innovative in government is sometimes not trying to plot out the last chapter of the book, but to be open and see what comes back.

- Anthony Foxx

Read Archives

I read round the subject, I make a skeleton outline, and then I start work in the relevant archives. During the marshaling of the material, I copy the material from each archive file across to the relevant chapter in the skeleton outline.

- Antony Beevor

Been Sure

You will, I am sure, agree with me that... if page 534 only finds us in the second chapter, the length of the first one must have been really intolerable.

- Arthur Conan Doyle

Start Am

I am a businessman at the end of the day. I have grown up with Excel sheets. I start out writing my novel with spreadsheets and the milestones in each chapter highlighted.

- Ashwin Sanghi

Idea Least

After preliminary research, I zero in on an idea, and then I spend at least four months exploring the topic and in plot-building. I jot down every single detail of the plot as bullet points per chapter, and only when the skeleton is complete do I start writing.

- Ashwin Sanghi

Next Paragraph

The first paragraph of my book must get me my reader. The last paragraph of a chapter must compel my reader to turn the page. The last paragraph of my book must ensure that my reader looks out for my next book.

- Ashwin Sanghi

Thought Devoted

In Victorian fiction, there would be a chapter at the end devoted to righting all of the wrongs. I thought to right all of the wrongs would be too glib. I thought it would be better to lull the reader into thinking that is the way it would work, but then not to do that.

- Charles Palliser

Like Feels

An album is like a book or a diary or a snapshot... It just feels so like the end of a chapter when you finish one.

- Chet Faker

Life Your

I don't take relationships too seriously, but everyone else seems to. And when you get your heart broken, it's like the end of the world. And I look at it as that was one moment in your life, one chapter. That person helped you grow and figure out what kind of person you want to be with in the future.

- Colbie Caillat

Beginning Brothers

When I published my first novel, 'Slammed,' I included lyrics at the beginning of each chapter from one of my favorite bands, The Avett Brothers. The overwhelmingly positive response from readers to those lyrics really surprised me.

- Colleen Hoover

Next Making

You don't just have a story - you're a story in the making, and you never know what the next chapter's going to be. That's what makes it exciting.

- Dan Millman

Through Very

I suppose whenever you go through periods of transition, or in a way, it's a very definite closing of a certain chapter of your life - I suppose those times are always going to be both very upsetting and also very exciting by the very nature because things are changing and you don't know what's going to happen.

- Daniel Radcliffe

Ahead Away

I tell people that life is like a book. Sometimes you've just got to turn the chapter. Even if you don't understand it, turn the chapter and move away from it. You don't know all the good things that are ahead of you yet.

- Danny Gokey

City I Think

I think 'Sex and the City' is a chapter that will never close. In a wonderful way, it's always going to be an open chapter because it seems like new generations discover the show and relate to it, which is amazing, and you can't hope for that.

- Darren Star

Cost Other

In my book, 'Let Patients Help,' one chapter is titled 'Let patients vote on what's worth the cost.' That's sensible, right? In other industries, consumer preference is a key determinant in prices.

- Dave deBronkart

Through Address

I could put a sudoku at the end of every chapter and you'd have to solve it to progress through the story, but that doesn't address what would make people want to interact.

- Dave Morris

Senses Use

I use these senses - touch, sight, feel and smell - as triggers that invite readers or propel them into the scene. The trick is not to make it obvious. I've written an entire chapter about this in my book, 'The Successful Novelist.' I've lectured about it extensively, but have yet to see many people pick up on it.

- David Morrell

Career Gut

I would say that when I came into this chapter of my filmmaking career, starting with 'The Fighter,' there was this sense that you have to go from your instincts and you have to go from your gut, and you have to not hesitate and you have to not hedge.

- David O. Russell

My Life Very

There is nothing I can do to undo what I did. I can only say again how sorry I am to those I let down and then strive to go forward with a greater sense of humility and purpose, and with gratitude to those who stood with me during a very difficult chapter in my life.

- David Petraeus

Behind However

The novelist in me is probably hiding behind all the stories I write, looking for ways to connect them and continue the conversation with readers. Maybe I'm writing one long narrative, and each book, however different from the last, is just a chapter.

- Joanna Scott

Unpleasant Shall

With God's help and guidance, we shall soon see the end of this most unpleasant chapter in our history.

- John Agyekum Kufuor

New Exciting Time

This is an exciting time. A new chapter in our history.

- John Barth

Think New

I think ad networks is an ongoing story. Federated was a chapter in that story, and it continues to write a new one.

- John Battelle

Will Before

With COBE, we can see things before the lights came on. While we probably will not rewrite the book of cosmology with this mission, we will write another chapter.

- John C. Mather

Surreal Angeles

I was in Los Angeles prepping my episode of 'Dollhouse' when the final 'Planetary' hit the stands in October. Yeah, it was surreal. One chapter closing, another opening.

- John Cassaday

Better Torn

When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language.

- John Donne

Through Some

In the last few years, losing my father, going through a divorce and not getting some jobs I really wanted, is making me a much more interesting person, I think. This all really does feel like a rebirth, a new chapter.

- John Stamos

Rough By The Time

I started writing novels by not thinking about actually writing a whole novel - that felt altogether too daunting. I thought out a rough idea, then wrote chapter by chapter, and then by the time I'd hit 40,000 words, it was a challenge just to see if I could get to the end.

- Jojo Moyes

Strength Perfect

After 'The Orphanage' and 'The Impossible,' 'A Monster Calls' is the perfect final chapter in a trilogy centred on the extraordinary strength of the mother-child bond.

- Juan Antonio Bayona

Here Very

I've always been someone who's really tried to live in the here and now. My memory isn't very good so maybe that's why, but it just seems like I've been living this life, my current chapter, for a really long time and I don't really remember what it was like before. It's just been sort of ingrained in me. What I deal with day to day.

- Jude Law

Woman Been

So much of my body changed from being pregnant. My hair got so much longer from all of the multivitamins and pregnancy vitamins, like the New Chapter's Every Woman Vitamin I've been taking - it's a lot of folic acid. I know a lot of moms cut their hair, but I just want to keep mine long.

- Julia Restoin Roitfeld

Embrace Womanhood

After being a mom, we are now in a different chapter in our womanhood, and instead of trying to be our old selves or get our old body back, we should embrace who we are now.

- Jurnee Smollett-Bell

Beginning Through

We've persevered because of a belief we share with the Iraqi people - a belief that out of the ashes of war, a new beginning could be born in this cradle of civilization. Through this remarkable chapter in the history of the United States and Iraq, we have met our responsibility. Now, it's time to turn the page.

- Barack Obama

Fact Congressional

When I was elected, I was the youngest member of the Tennessee congressional delegation; now, I'm one of the oldest. In fact, I have members of my staff who weren't even born when I took office. That tells me it's time for a new chapter.

- Bart Gordon

Hollywood Movie

I like the slow Scandinavian pace. I don't need cliffhangers in every chapter because I don't want to make a Hollywood movie out of it.

- Hakan Nesser

New Which

The reform process began with the historic consensus on the Charter of National Action, in which the Bahraini people decided on a new chapter of their history.

- Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

Emotional Life

Your emotional life is not written in cement during childhood. You write each chapter as you go along.

- Harry Stack Sullivan

Love Grows

My hair has been this chapter thing for me. In 'Jem,' I have blue hair. 'Insidious,' it's pink. In 'CSI,' I have blonde. I love changing my hair. It's just hair and it grows all the time.

- Hayley Kiyoko

Next Other

My first child is going to be the oldest sibling to the next kid, and that may change with each and every year. I'm looking forward to how one baby influences the other, and to my family as a whole, to every single chapter.

- Blake Lively

My Life Some

There's a great charm in theatre; I enjoyed doing it for twelve years and did lots of plays. At this chapter of my life, I am a cinema actor, and I would like to continue to be so, and at some point I would return to the theatre.

- Boman Irani

Next Hallmark

There are no Hallmark cards that define the next chapter, or the value of a history together.

- Brad Pitt

Death Always

What's upsetting about an autobiography is that the final chapter is always missing. I mean, you want the death, don't you?

- Ian Mckellen

Six Spoke

When I was a child of six or seven my father would show me the chapter in the prophet Isaiah where the name Immanuel is found; more than once he spoke to me of the faith he put in me.

- Immanuel Velikovsky

Father Solitary

My first name - I have no middle name - was chosen by my father, as he told me, on that solitary walk in the forested hills. He selected it from a verse of the seventh chapter of Isaiah; there was no Immanuel among our ancestors known to him.

- Immanuel Velikovsky

I Think Been

In terms of age, I think I've covered about as wide a range as is possible, having written everything from picture books to early chapter books to middle grade novels to YA to one adult novel - and having been editor and lead writer for a magazine for retired people!

- Bruce Coville

Doing Paragraph

When people start writing there is this idea that you have to get everything right first time, every sentence has to be perfect, every paragraph has to be perfect, every chapter has to be perfect, but what you're doing is not any kind of public show, until you're ready for it.

- Irvine Welsh

Life Happy

When faced with a challenge, happy families, like happy people, just add a new chapter to their life story that shows them overcoming the hardship. This skill is particularly important for children, whose identity tends to get locked in during adolescence.

- Bruce Feiler

Race Very

I feel very privileged Williams has selected me as one of their race drivers. The team has great heritage and I hope I can help write a good chapter in their history.

- Bruno Senna

Here Very

For a writer, New York works well. Literary work is very elitist. I worked two hours a day, maximum, and the time after that was very agreeable. I walked a lot with pleasure. Those two hours augmented the day. I wrote more here than in Paris, an entire chapter of a new novel.

- Ismail Kadare

Leader Incorporate

I would say a good leader brings results. A great leader writes a new story, it's different. Obviously a new story has to incorporate a lot of results. But a story is a chapter in the life of a company that people want to write and want to remember.

- Carlos Ghosn

Think I Think

Although I long to get away from the typewriter, if I think I can produce a better opening or a better closing to a chapter, I'll change and change round again until I'm satisfied.

- Catherine Gaskin

Use Type

I type most of my books for the first chapter or two - I use a manual typewriter for the first 50 pages or so - and then I move to the computer. It helps me keep the work lean so I don't end up spending 10 pages describing a leaf.

- James McBride

Last Really

I really hate those books where the murderer turns out to be somebody you never heard of who pops up in the last chapter.

- Jane Haddam

Other Carriage

Sometimes, a novel is like a train: the first chapter is a comfortable seat in an attractive carriage, and the narrative speeds up. But there are other sorts of trains, and other sorts of novels. They rush by in the dark; passengers framed in the lighted windows are smiling and enjoying themselves.

- Jane Smiley

Beginning Couple

And that's how I start myself. I usually go back a couple of pages, maybe to the beginning of the chapter, and I start reading. And as I'm reading, I'm tweaking - putting in a different word, changing the syntax, putting that clause over there, you know that sort of thing.

- Jean M. Auel

My Life Next

I retire with a smile on my face, in good health, and ready to spend autumns at my kids' games instead of my own. I'm excited to start the next chapter of my life.

- Drew Bledsoe

My Life New

I feel like I've started a new chapter in my life, and I need to leave the past behind.

- Jennifer Capriati

Doing Became

Yes, I'm a 'Twi-hard.' I became obsessed. Absolutely obsessed. I didn't watch television, I didn't go to the cinema. My friends would ring and say: 'What are you doing?' And I would say: 'I've just got to finish this chapter.'

- E. L. James

Big November

It's not the last one. Five's out, six is coming out in November, that's a single chapter, and then seven is the big horrifying one. And I think a couple after that to wrap the thing up.

- Eddie Campbell

Pedestal Which

I was writing a chapter of Beautiful Evidence on the subject of the sculptural pedestal, which led to my thinking about what's up on the pedestal - the great leader.

- Edward Tufte

Next Hundred

Five hundred words a day is what I aim for. And I don't go on to the next chapter until I've polished and polished and polished the one I'm working on.

- Elinor Lipman

Always Which

The beginning of a book is always the hardest part for me. I'm a Chapter 3 kind of writer, which means I naturally start at Chapter 3.

- Kami Garcia

Sentence Paragraph

Can one end anything? A chapter, a paragraph, a sentence even? Doesn't everything one has ever done go on living in spite of subsequent events?

- Elizabeth Bibesco

Very Figure

I'll never have so compelling a figure within my embrace as Joan of Arc; there will never be a book whose last chapter is so very hard to get right.

- Kathryn Harrison

Happen Some

Some writers can produce marvelous plots without planning it out, but I can't. In particular I need to know the structure of a novel: what's going to happen in each chapter and each scene.

- Emma Donoghue

New Ghosts

'Ghosts of Onyx' is the end of one chapter in the 'Halo' saga - and hopefully the start of an entirely new one!

- Eric Nylund

My Life Like

Each piece of jewellery tells a story of my life. Picking one particular piece as a favorite would be like taking a chapter out of a book.

- Erin Wasson

Nine Large

Sometimes it's hard to start, but once it gets going, once you reach the tipping point - usually between chapter seven and nine - then it's like hanging onto a large snowball as it hurtles downhill.

- Kerry Greenwood

King Bible

The real Stephen Colbert is a practicing Catholic. He teaches Sunday school. He can recite chapter and verse of chapter and verse - from both the King James Bible and 'The Lord of the Rings.'

- Kevin Bleyer

Song Diary

I have all these revelations as I'm writing. Each song is like a chapter of my diary.

- Kid Cudi

Living New

I loved living with my parents - that's probably why I did it for so long. But it was almost too easy to live there. I had to force myself to get out, had to challenge myself. I had to start a new chapter.

- King Tuff

Fiction Several

After writing several chapter books, I found my true passion: historical fiction.

- Kirby Larson

Gift Country

I further value this gift as it gave me an opportunity to accept this distinguished honor in a country so devoted to this cause and whose history marks a wonderful chapter in world development.

- Frank B. Kellogg

Next I Think

I think every artist's next work will reflect a new chapter in their autobiography. Each album tells a story about where they were at during a particular period and how they have evolved.

- G-Eazy

Honest Gotta

I gotta be honest with you... I hate numbers. I hate chapter numbers. I hate them.

- Garth Stein

Through Hundred

I started 'American Born Chinese' as a mini-comic. I would write and draw a chapter, photocopy a hundred or so copies at the corner photocopy store, and then try to sell them on consignment through local comics shops. If I could sell maybe half a dozen, I'd be doing okay.

- Gene Luen Yang

New Larger

Time to open up a new chapter in life, and to explore a larger centre.

- Lillian Russell

Citizen Inevitable

I am convinced that in the upcoming chapter of the struggle, I can be more useful to the inevitable change that will soon come to Cuba, to Cuba's freedom, as a private citizen dedicated to helping the heroes within Cuba.

- Lincoln Diaz-Balart

Through Viewpoint

I write from this tight third-person viewpoint, where each chapter is seen through the eyes of one individual character. When I'm writing that character, I become that character and identify with that character.

- George R. R. Martin

Through Before

The benefit of this kind of outlining is that you discover a story's flaws before you invest a lot of time writing the first draft, and it's almost impossible to get stuck at a difficult chapter, because you've already done the work to push through those kinds of blocks.

- George Stephen

Bay Area Francisco

We opened the first Men's Wearhouse in Houston in August 1973, then a store a year for 10 years in Texas. In the early 1980s I opened a store in the San Francisco Bay Area. Within the year, the Texas economy was in total disarray. We were facing Chapter 11, and if not for the California store, we might not have survived.

- George Zimmer

Next Go

If you go wrong in a novel, you can straighten it out in the next chapter. You don't have any room to do that in a novella.

- Gilbert Morris

Los Angeles

The final story, the final chapter of western man, I believe, lies in Los Angeles.

- Phil Ochs

Moving On Next

Who can't relate to the idea of leaving one chapter behind and moving on to the next?

- Mike Shinoda

Artist Last

When you look at your life as an artist, you do see that when you get to be 60, you're coming - this is the last chapter.

- Sally Mann

Want Might

You might want to be able to close a chapter of your life, but I don't believe that you ever do completely.

- Thomas Gibson

Honesty Truth

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

- Thomas Jefferson

Audience Read

In the Netherlands I read the first chapter of Exquisite Corpse to an audience that laughed in all the places I thought were funny - an experience I've never had in America!

- Poppy Z. Brite

Start Before

If you do enough planning before you start to write, there's no way you can have writer's block. I do a complete chapter by chapter outline.

- R. L. Stine

Waiting New Year's

New Year's Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change.

- Sarah Ban Breathnach

Death Penalty Nine

You know, the Bible is so clear. Go to Genesis chapter nine and you will find the death penalty clearly stated in Genesis chapter nine... God ordains the death penalty!

- Rafael Cruz