Facts about Donald E. Westlake

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Donald E. Westlake is a famous Writer from USA, he/she is 84 years old and still alive, born July 12, 1933.

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He/she is born under the zodiac cancer, who is known for Emotion, Diplomatic, Intensity, Impulsive, Selective. Our collection contains 17 quotes who is written / told by Donald.

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Famous quotes by Donald E. Westlake (17)


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"My work schedule has changed over the years. The one constant is, when at work on a novel, I try to work seven days a week, so as not to lose touch with that world. Within that, I'm flexible on hours and output"
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"If you think of movie studio executives, say, as society, then I root for the independent producers"
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"If it weren't for received ideas, the publishing industry wouldn't have any ideas at all"
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"I start with the story, almost in the old campfire sense, and the story leads to both the characters, which actors should best be cast in this story, and the language. The choice of words, more than anything else, creates the feeling that the story gives off"
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"Everybody in New York is looking for something. Once in a while, somebody finds it"
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"Once he became a series character, I made the conscious choice that he would never act like a series character, never wink at the reader, never pull his punches. Better for him, better for me"
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"I make a note, set it aside, and hope it makes sense when the time comes to look at it again"
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"I loved it, but social reality impeded. Now I wander in here at 9 in the morning or so, and come back for a while in the afternoon. I am a very lenient boss"
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"All of the changes in publishing since 1960 are significant. There are far fewer publishers"
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"A friend of mine, now retired, was then a major exec at a major bank, and one of her jobs, the last four years, was the farewell interview"
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"The many magazines, ranging from pulp to slick, that used to serve as both farm teams for writers and lures to readers, with hundreds of short stories every month, don't exist. Most of the doors for new people have been sealed"
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"Nothing about it interested me. Or about anything else, except making up stories. If literacy weren't so nearly universal, God knows what I'd be. A drain on the State, I shouldn't wonder"
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"When Stark isn't off sulking somewhere, or whatever he's doing when he won't return my calls, I alternate between the two. That usually works well, though occasionally an idea for the wrong guy drifts through my mind"
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"Sorry; I have no space left for advice. Just do it"
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"Seem to be telling this, but really telling that. Three-dimensional writing, like three-dimensional chess. Nabokov was the other master of that. You could learn something from Nabokov on every page he ever wrote"
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"Who's a boy gonna talk to if not his mother?"
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"I also wanted Parker to operate in the Internet age without losing being Parker. He's always operated in the world without really being with the world, and cyberspace means that the rest of us are more and more living the same way"


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