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“I advise beginning writers to listen, to eavesdrop on conversations. I don’t think dialogue is a teachable. A writer either has an ear for how people converse, that is, dialogue, or not.”
Ann Lewis Hamilton

“There’s a harmful bromide that urges urging us to write what we know. I ask my college students to write about what they like.”
J Scott Fuqua

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Chris Allen

“I always get sad after I finish a book. I don't know what to do, to fill time right now, but I will find a new book to write.”
Victoria Patterson

“For each novel, I read roughly 400 books.”
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15 february 2017

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