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A lot of people think inspiration means magic. But really, inspiration means to put life into something. ---->>>

In elementary school, I did well in science, but I was a poor writer. When I got to high school, I failed all my courses. ---->>>

My mind has become somewhat like a book. What I mean by that is that when I look at the world, I see it as a story. ---->>>

Writing is my profession. Photography is my hobby. ---->>>

I think you become a writer when you stop writing for yourself or your teachers and start thinking about readers. ---->>>

I want my readers to feel, to think, sometimes to laugh. But most of all I want them to enjoy a good read. ---->>>

In my books I try to tell a good story, not give messages. ---->>>

It makes it harder to write if I watch a lot of television, because television is not like a written story. ---->>>

Listen and watch the world around you. Don't be satisfied with answers others give you. ---->>>

The truth is I don't watch TV at all. It bores me. ---->>>

Writers don't write writing, they write reading. When I was a kid, I read four or five books a week. And that is how I became a writer. ---->>>

Don't assume that because everyone believes a thing, that it is right or wrong. Reason things out for yourself. Work to get answers on your own. Understand why you believe things. ---->>>

Every night, I was read to. Every Friday, we were taken to the library. I always received at least one book for my birthday. I have a few of them yet. Early on, I had my own collection of books. I loved to read. Still do. ---->>>

Everybody has ideas. The vital question is, what do you do with them? My rock musician sons shape their ideas into music. My sister takes her ideas and fashions them into poems. My brother uses his ideas to help him understand science. I take my ideas and turn them into stories. ---->>>

For some 25 years, I worked as a librarian, first at the New York Public Library, then at Trenton State College in New Jersey. My life has always been with, around, and for books. ---->>>

I definitely have an affection for detective fiction, and when I first read Dashiell Hammett's 'The Maltese Falcon,' that book and its author made an enormous impression on me as a reader and a writer, and led me to other hard-boiled American writers like Raymond Chandler and Ross McDonald, among many. ---->>>

I don't like the idea of a book being a test or being used for a test. The way - in my opinion - to make good readers is to let kids choose their own books and not test them. ---->>>

I was born in New York City, along with a twin sister. I am five minutes older than Emily. It was Emily, for reasons no one knows - she certainly doesn't - who called me Avi. It stuck. It's the only name I use now. ---->>>

To become a novelist, the most crucial thing one must do is read, read and read again - gradually you begin to think like a writer. Ideas are not found - they are shaped. ---->>>

When I went to high school, I wanted to be a designer of airplanes. But flunking out of the science high school brought me to a small private school that provided some of the attention I needed. I got it when an English teacher insisted I get some help with my writing. I did get help, and that help led me to think that I might become a writer. ---->>>

Writing takes a lot of patience. It usually takes me a year to write a book. One time, it took me 14 years to write a book, not that I worked on it every day. ---->>>


Name: Avi
Nationality: American
Born: 12-23, 1937
Occupation: Author

Avi is a masculine given name, often a short form (hypocorism) of Avram, Avraham, etc. People with the given name include: Avi Arad (born 1948), Israeli-American businessman, founder, chairman and CEO of Marvel Studios Avi Avital (born 1978), Israeli mandolin player and composer Avi Beker (1952-2015), Israel-American political scientist Avi Bell, Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law and Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law Avi Cohen (1956-2010), Israeli footballer Avi Cohen (footballer, born 1962), Israeli former footballer Avi Dichter (born 1952), Israeli politician, former Minister of Internal Security, Minister of Home Front Defense and Shin Bet director Avi Gabai (born 1967), Israeli politician, former Minister of Environmental Protection (2015-2016) Avi Ivgi (born 1978), Israeli football goalkeeper Avi Kaplan (born 1989), American-Jewish a capella singer and songwriter Avi Lerner (born 1947), American-Israeli film producer Avi Lewis (born 1968), Canadian documentary filmmaker and former TV host Avi Nesher (born 1953), Israeli film producer, director, screenwriter and actor Avi Nimni (born 1972), Israeli former footballer Avi Pazner (born 1937), Israeli retired diplomat Avi Peretz (footballer) (born 1971), Israeli former footballer Avi Peretz (singer) (born 1966), Israeli singer in Mizrahi music tradition Avi Ran (1963-1987), Israeli footballer Avi Rikan (born 1988), Israeli footballer Avi Rubin (born 1967), American computer scientist and expert in systems and networking security Avi Sagild (1933-1995), Danish film actress Avi Shlaim (born 1945), Israeli-British professor and historian Avi Soffer (born 1986), Israeli footballer Avi Strool (born 1980), Israeli retired footballer Avi Tikva (born 1976), Israeli former footballer Avi Toledano (born 1948), Israeli singer and songwriter, runner-up in the 1982 Eurovision Song Contest Avi Wallerstein, Canadian ophthalmologist and laser eye surgeon, co-founder of LASIK MD Avi Weiss (born 1944), American rabbi, author, teacher, lecturer and activist Avi Wigderson (born 1956), Israeli mathematician and computer scientist Avi Wortzman (born 1970), Israeli politician, former Deputy Minister of Education (2013-2014) Avi Yehezkel (born 1958), Israeli former politician Avi Yehiel (born 1979), Israeli footballerwikipedia)