Facts about Ken Follett

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Ken Follett is a famous Author from Welsh, he/she is 70 years old and still alive, born June 5, 1949.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac gemini, who is known for Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable. Our collection contains 24 quotes who is written / told by Ken.

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Famous quotes by Ken Follett (24)


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"It was the most romantic plane ever made"
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"With hindsight, we see that the Soviet Union never had a chance of world domination, but we didn't know that then"
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"The research is the easiest. The outline is the most fun. The first draft is the hardest, because every word of the outline has to be fleshed out. The rewrite is very satisfying"
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"For success, the author must make the reader care about the destiny of the principals, and sustain this anxiety, or suspense, for about 100,000 words"
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"I don't think there's any great mystery to writing female characters, so long as you talk to them. If you lived in a monastery and never met any women, maybe it would be difficult"
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"Culture clash is terrific drama"
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"The thriller is the most popular literary genre of the 20th century"
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"In my books, women often solve the problem. Even if the woman is not the hero, she's a strong character. She does change the plot. She'll often rescue the male character from some situation"
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"A very good editor is almost a collaborator"
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"Thrillers have been traditionally very masculine books; the women characters often rather decorative"
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"My favorite period is World War II, and I'm in the middle of writing my fourth novel set in that era"
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"Movies have influenced all writers, not just thriller writers"
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"Be a perfectionist"
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"World War II is the greatest drama in human history, the biggest war ever and a true battle of good and evil. I imagine writers will continue to get stories from it, and readers will continue to love them, for many more years"
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"Most of my stories have some basis in fact"
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"I like to create imaginary characters and events around a real historical situation. I want readers to feel: OK, this probably didn't happen, but it might have"
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"An awful lot of thriller writers write women rather badly. So just doing it OK gets a lot of credit"
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"There was a very serious communist strain among American intellectuals before the war. America was a more tolerant place in those days, and Communists were not treated as pariahs. That ended with the McCarthy era"
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"The CIA's research program is described in a book called The Search for the Manchurian Candidate"
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"James Bond is quite serious about his drinks and clothing and cigarettes and food and all that sort of thing. There is nothing wry or amused about James Bond"
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"I use a professional researcher in New York who does all the legwork, all that stuff which would take me days and weeks of calling, waiting for people to call back"
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"When I'm writing a woman character, I don't think, 'What would a woman do?' I just think, 'What would this character do in this situation?'"
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"We all now tell stories by cutting from one dramatic scene to the next, whereas Victorian novelists felt free to write long passages of undramatic summary"
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"I enjoy learning technical details"


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