Nora Roberts - Quotes

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Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice. ---->>>

Action, reaction, motivation, emotion, all have to come from the characters. Writing a love scene requires the same elements from the writer as any other. ---->>>

And each book has to receive your best effort every single time. No slacking. ---->>>

Certainly the plagiarism, and dealing with the fallout of it, was the most difficult thing I've ever faced since I started writing. ---->>>

One of my greatest pleasures is falling into a story someone else has written. ---->>>

I long for typical days, but rarely get them any more. ---->>>

You don't find time to write. You make time. It's my job. ---->>>

Aren't most romance heros, or heros in fiction of any kind, generally superior to real men? Same goes for heroines and real women. ---->>>

Every single book is a challenge. ---->>>

In the summer of '80, Silhouette bought my first book. ---->>>

My own sense of family, where I came from and what I made for myself is an important part of my life. ---->>>

I would hope that my writing's cleaner than it was when I started. ---->>>

I find I use the Internet more and more. It's just an invaluable tool. I do most of my research on the Net now - and certainly do the bulk of my communicating through email. ---->>>

I believe strongly in writing groups such as Romance Writers Of America that offer support, information and networking. ---->>>

I don't think you can write - at least not well - if you don't love stories, love the written word. ---->>>

I don't believe for one moment you can write well what you wouldn't read for pleasure. ---->>>

I don't fiddle or edit or change while I'm going through that first draft. ---->>>

I'd always loved to read - and come from a family of readers - but I never thought about writing as a career. ---->>>

I don't base any character on a real person, and really don't do composites either. I make them up. ---->>>

I read a lot - and I read a variety of genres. ---->>>

Mary Stewart will always be my goddess. I can pick up one of her early books - one I've read a dozen times - and still slide right into the story. ---->>>

I decided to write category romance as I'd recently discovered them, and enjoyed them. ---->>>

I do indeed write on the road. My laptop goes with me everywhere. ---->>>

I've gotten to know a number of readers from being online, and really treasure the time I've spent with them. ---->>>

If you write in category, you write knowing there's a framework, there are reader expectations. ---->>>

Actually, I find it great fun to develop family series with lots of characters. ---->>>

Every writer has to figure out what works best - and often has to select and discard different tools before they find the one that fits. ---->>>

I generally write a first draft that's pretty lean. Just get the story down. ---->>>

I loved the process of writing. ---->>>

I need to write to be happy. ---->>>

The most important aspect of any story, to me, is character. ---->>>

For over a year I continued to submit mss, and have them rejected - the last few with rejection letters indicated the story was pretty good, but I was American. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 10-10, 1950
Occupation: Author

Nora Roberts (born Eleanor Marie Robertson on October 10, 1950) is an American bestselling author of more than 213 romance novels. She writes as J. D. Robb for the in Death series, and has also written under the pseudonyms Jill March and for publications in the U.K. as Sarah Hardesty. Nora Roberts was the first author to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame (wikipedia)