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Laurell K. Hamilton
February 19, 1963 -
Nationality: American
Category: Writer
Subcategory: American Writer

I always treated writing as a profession, never as a hobby. If you don't believe in yourself, no one else will.


I want a kiss to be so believable it give the reader shivers.


What we prefer to read is sort of like sexual preference, you like what you like. Most of the time you have no clue why.


I think like a detective.


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.


I'm not terribly fond of soapboxes.


Everyone spends their lives trying to balance their world between good and evil.


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.


You'd think a sociopath assassin wouldn't have a fan following but he does.


If people would write exactly what I wanted to read I wouldn't feel so compelled to write myself.


If I'd been easily discouraged, I could have been a one-hit wonder.


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.


I feel that if you are blessed, or lucky enough, to be doing well, you should help others.


My writing style is very sensual, as in sensory detail.


I'm more influenced by my own interests than anyone else's. Writers have to entertain themselves, or they can't entertain anyone else.


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.


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.


When sex is necessary for the plot of a book, or a character development, then I don't shy away from it. Why should I?


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.


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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