But here's the thing: what you do as a screenwriter is you sell your copyright. As a novelist, as a poet, as a playwright, you maintain your copyright.
I hate this word 'graphic novel.' It is a term publishing houses have created for the bourgeois so they wouldn't be ashamed of buying comics... I'm not a graphic novelist. I am a cartoonist and I make comics and I am very happy about it.
With the marketing pressures driving the book world today, it's much easier to get the author of a memoir on a television show than a serious novelist.
The artist deals in what cannot be said in words. The artist whose medium is fiction does this in words. The novelist says in words what cannot be said in words.
A petty reason perhaps why novelists more and more try to keep a distance from journalists is that novelists are trying to write the truth and journalists are trying to write fiction.
The economy of a novelist is a little like that of a careful housewife who is unwilling to throw away anything that might perhaps serve its turn.
I'm a big, bombastic novelist and thrill-ride guy. I'm never going to win the National Book Award.
Historians tell the story of the past, novelists the story of the present.
Novelists are in the business of constructing consciousness out of words, and that's what we all do, cradle to grave. The self is a story we tell.
I never see a novel as a film while I'm writing it. Mostly because novels and films are so different, and I'm such an internal novelist.
I started writing short fiction very briefly, as I imagine is the case for some novelists.
It is the job of the novelist to touch the reader.
Before I became a suspense novelist, I wrote romantic suspense as Alicia Scott.
America may have great poets and novelists, but she never will have more than one necromancer.
I never wanted to be a Cold War novelist.
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