Facts about Laurell K. Hamilton

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Summary

Laurell K. Hamilton is a famous Writer from USA, he/she is still alive and was born February 19, 1963.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac pisces, who is known for Fluctuation, Depth, Imagination, Reactive, Indecisive. Our collection contains 32 quotes who is written / told by Laurell.

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Famous quotes by Laurell K. Hamilton (32)


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"I've lost track of the number of people who want to be writers but never actually write anything. Talking about writing, dreaming about writing, can be very fun, but it won't get a book written. You've got to write"
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"I am not a morning person"
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"I always treated writing as a profession, never as a hobby. If you don't believe in yourself, no one else will"
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"You'd think a sociopath assassin wouldn't have a fan following but he does"
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"Two things I do well in books are sex and violence, but I don't want gratuitous sex or violence. The sex and violence are only as graphic as need be. And never included unless it furthers the plot or character development"
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"The fey in this country keep to themselves, and are a separate nation, much like the American Indians, but with even more autonomy"
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"Now that I'm being very successful, publishers are trying to mainstream me, but I'm unabashedly genre. It's what I like to read, what I like to write"
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"I wasn't like most girls"
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"Some people just don't seem to understand the concept of fiction. It is fiction; it ain't true, folks"
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"Perfection is an unattainable goal. It isn't going to be perfect. Just get words down on paper, and when you stumble to what you think is the end of the book, you will have hundreds of pages of words that came out of your head. It may not be perfect, but it looks like a book"
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"My characters surprise me constantly. My characters are like my friends - I can give them advice, but they don't have to take it. If your characters are real, then they surprise you, just like real people"
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"If people would write exactly what I wanted to read I wouldn't feel so compelled to write myself"
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"I am a very linear thinker, so I write beginning to end. I write hundreds of pages per book that never make it into print"
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"Never argue with your characters; they know themselves better than you do"
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"I'm not terribly fond of soapboxes"
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"I want a kiss to be so believable it give the reader shivers"
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"Most of the monsters... are based on some sort of mythology. Every culture and even some geographical areas have monsters and mythology that is their own"
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"If I'd been easily discouraged, I could have been a one-hit wonder"
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"I try not to worry about rewriting books that worked well the first time. I'm too busy writing new books to worry about things that are already in print"
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"Everyone spends their lives trying to balance their world between good and evil"
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"Readers respond to every genre intensely, if it's a genre that appeals to them. Again, who can say why anyone enjoys horror and dark fantasy? If I can't answer the question for myself, I wouldn't dream of trying to answer it for others"
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"My writing style is very sensual, as in sensory detail"
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"I'm more influenced by my own interests than anyone else's. Writers have to entertain themselves, or they can't entertain anyone else"
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"I think like a detective"
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"I feel that if you are blessed, or lucky enough, to be doing well, you should help others"
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"Here's the secret to finishing that first book. Don't rewrite as you go"
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"One of my rules is never explain. A writer is a lot like a magician, if you explain how the trick works then a lot of the magic turns mundane"
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"I think that my vampires in general were influenced by my being allowed to watch the Hammer vampire films. Vampire Circus, also shown as Circus of Fear, was one of those movies"
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"I started off like everyone else does, slogging but having a compulsion to put words on paper. I didn't write or read horror or fantasy, other than children's fantasy, until I was in my teens"
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"I love animals, always have, and it seemed natural to help the ASPCA. Animals have no voice of their own, so we have to be that voice"
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"I like conventions. I like meeting and greeting. I'm perched on that edge where I'm getting more attention than I quite know what to do with, though"
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"I cannot say how strongly I object to people using other people's writing as research. Research is non-fiction, especially for horror, fantasy, science fiction. Do not take your research from other people's fiction. Just don't"


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