3 Quotes – David Brin

David Brin, American novelist, NASA consultant
Genre:  Science fiction

born:
October 6, 1950 in Glendale, California, USA

known for (among others):
Uplift series, Earth, The Postman

Website:  http://davidbrin.com/

 

Change is the principal feature of our age and literature should explore how people deal with it. The best science fiction does that, head-on.
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My first duty to write a gripping yarn. Second is to convey credible characters who make you feel what they feel. Only third comes the idea.
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When I begin a book, I inevitably discover many things along the way, about the characters, their past histories and the political intrigues that surround them. This discovery process is vital, and I would not prejudice it by deciding too much in advance.

 

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3 Quotes – Neil Cavuto

 

Neil Cavuto, American TV anchor,
Managing Editor and Senior Vice President for
Fox Business Network and Fox News

born:
September 22, 1943 in Westbury, New York, USA

known for:
Your World with Neil Cavuto and Cavuto on Business; books: More Than Money and Your Money or Your Life

Website:  http://www.foxnews.com/yourworld/

 

I’ll rail against what I think is wrong.
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We’re all going to die. While I’m still here, I want to make a difference.
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There’s nothing wrong or evil about having a bad day. There’s everything wrong with making others have to have it… with you.

 

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3 Quotes – Nelson DeMille

Nelson DeMille, American novelist
(Crime Fiction, Thriller, Suspense, Action Adventure)
(born:  Nelson Richard DeMille)
Pen names:
Jack Cannon, Kurt Ladner, Brad Matthews, Ellen Kay

born:
August 23, 1943 in Jamaica, Queens, New York, USA

known for (among others):
The John Corey Series, The John Sutter Series, The Paul Brenner Series

Website:  http://nelsondemille.net/

 

It’s good to stay as close to real life as you can, and then kind of dress it up.
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Writing doesn’t leave much time for hobbies, unless you consider that I began writing as a hobby and have made the hobby into a profession.
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You have to go out of your way as a suspense novelist to find situations where the protagonists are somewhat helpless and in real danger.

 

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3 Quotes – Michelle Moran

 

Michelle Moran, American writer

Genre:  Historical novel

born:  August 11, 1980 in San Fernando Valley, California, USA

known for (among others):
Nefertiti: A Novel, Cleopatra’s Daughter, Rebel Queen

Website:  http://www.michellemoran.com/

Amazon:  Michelle Moran

 

I got my first book deal when I was in college, but it was published in Germany, and I could never actually read it.
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With each book, you get better as a writer. There is no back door to the industry. Read in the genre you want to write, as the more you read, the better you will get as an author.
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I do sit down every day and make myself write. I want 2,000 words every day or 3 single-space pages a day. I think if you are on a deadline, you have to be disciplined. If you turn things in late, you will find yourself without a contract.

 

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3 Quotes – Elisabeth Kuebler-Ross

Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Swiss-American psychologist

born:
July 8, 1926 in Zurich, Switzerland

died:
August 24, 2004 in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

known for (among other non-fiction books):
On Death and Dying, To Live Until We Say Goodbye,
The Tunnel and the Light

Amazon:  Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

 

I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime.
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It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth – and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.
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Learning lessons is a little like reaching maturity. You’re not suddenly more happy, wealthy, or powerful, but you understand the world around you better, and you’re at peace with yourself. Learning life’s lessons is not about making your life perfect, but about seeing life as it was meant to be.

 

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