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Tracy Chevalier - Quotes

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As I get older, I use less jewelry - necklace or earrings each morning, not both; my clothes are getting more basic - fewer colours and simpler cuts; and my make-up is stripped back to basics. ---->>>

I read a lot of fantasy. I adored 'Anne of Green Gables'. But my favourite books as a child were probably Laura Ingalls Wilder's 'Little House' series, about a pioneer family in the mid-19th-century American west. I often thought of them as I was writing 'The Last Runaway'. ---->>>

As a reader, I happen to like turning pages and wanting to know what happens next. ---->>>

Younger women tend to be busier, wearing more layers and more make-up. I don't know if it's because older women are more confident, or just that we don't care any more. But that pared-down approach is the same with the sentences I write; I take out adjectives and adverbs and keep the description to a minimum. ---->>>

I try to write 1,000 words a day - about three pages. When I reach 1,000 words I feel good. Less than that: a failure. More than that: tired. ---->>>

Although I always said that I wanted to be a writer from childhood, I hadn't actually done much about it until I came to London. ---->>>

Normally book ideas come to me in a moment. ---->>>

My writing routine is: get son off to school and sit down at 8 A.M. I read what I wrote the day before, and then write longhand, into a notebook. I prefer paper and pen because it feels closer to my brain. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 10-19, 1962
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Occupation: Novelist
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Tracy Chevalier FRSL (born October 19, 1962) is an American British historical novelist. She has written eight novels. She is best known for her second novel, Girl with a Pearl Earring, which was adapted as a 2003 film starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth.(wikipedia)