Wendelin Van Draanen - Quotes

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Don't even try to talk to me when I'm watching the moon. That's my moon, baby. ---->>>

Writing is work. It takes a lot of contemplation, concentration, and out-and-out sweat. People tend to romanticize it, that somehow your work appears by benefit of some mystical external force. In reality, to be a writer, you have to sit down and write. It's work, and often it's hard work. ---->>>

Part of my motivation for writing mysteries for young people is that I loved mysteries when I was growing up, and now that I'm on the creative end of things, I'm discovering that they're even more fun to write! ---->>>

There are certain things I believe we need to keep in our emotional arsenal as we navigate through life. Hope is a big one. The more of that we can carry, the better. ---->>>

I've run my whole life - for more than exercise, for mental health. ---->>>

If you are interested in writing, get out and live your life! Do a lot. See a lot. Keep your eyes and ears open. Pay attention to the different ways people speak. Read lots of different kinds of books. And then try writing in different voices and styles - don't be afraid to experiment. ---->>>

My mission as a writer is to give my readers hope to carry with them, and to promote a belief that they can do anything they set their minds to. ---->>>

I rewrite my books many times before submitting them, and after my editor takes a look I wind up rewriting some more! It's a good thing I learned at an early age to keep on trying. Stick to it, and eventually you'll get there. ---->>>

I believe in the paramount importance of entertainment, but I have something to say. ---->>>

You can't be preachy - kids are allergic to messages. ---->>>

I write early in the morning at the computer, and people think I'm crazy, but I still use my Mac-Classic even though we have a state-of-the-art PC. There are just less distractions with the simpler machine. ---->>>

What sort of person you grow into should not be achieved by default, and often that's exactly what happens to kids. I see literature as a method of guidance, information, and contemplation, and consider it the greatest compliment possible when a reader tells me that a book of mine really made him/her think. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 01-06, 1965
Occupation: Author

Wendelin Van Draanen (born January 6, 1965) is an American writer of children's and young-adult fiction.(wikipedia)