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Jeffery Deaver
May 6, 1950 -
Nationality: American
Category: Writer
Subcategory: American Writer

Rule one: Write about settings you're familiar with.


To answer that I have to describe what I think is my responsibility as a thriller writer: To give my readers the most exciting roller coaster ride of a suspense story I can possibly think of.


The best way to learn about writing is to study the work of other writers you admire.


I also try very hard to create characters - both heroes and villains - with psychological depth.


So I work hard to present the human side of my characters while not neglecting the plot.


You think publishing is tough but the music world is ten times tougher.


In suspense novels even subplots about relationships have to have conflict.


Of course, I write crime stories, and I have to describe violence and the aftermath of violence.


The recent fascination, I think, reflects the shift in approach by law enforcement officials to embrace technology as wholeheartedly as the rest of the world.


I write pretty much anywhere - on planes, in hotel rooms, anywhere in my house.


Ideally, I like to integrate the human issues into the suspense story itself.


I liked the challenge of writing in a very concise structure in which both meaning and form are important.


I spend eight months outlining and researching the novel before I begin to write a single word of the prose.


Hardcover books are fairly expensive these days and to read one requires a significant commitment of time in our busy society. So I want to make sure that when readers buy one of my books they get something they're familiar with.


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