"Moments" Sayings and Quotes
I don't plot with huge detail, just big moments and important elements, and then I have a structure but can fly by the seat of my pants when I write.
Violence is inevitable in crime novels, but there are many different ways to tell a story. I use my characters' reactions to illustrate the worst moments rather than let readers witness them at first hand.
Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away.
Movies have these transcendent moments where everything is just right, from the dialogue to the music to the lighting to the narrative context; everything is just perfect, and something magical happens - the film breaks through the screen and does something to you.
As I have encountered difficult moments in my own life, I have been privileged to learn from the great men I have come to know as a writer.
New York City has no need to move on from 9/11 because, in a sense, it moved on days after, moments after.
I had moments of my actions and words not reflecting who it is I am - if that defines a punk, then yes, absolutely.
I write my books at moments of shock. I meet people in extremis and their stories are highly emotionally charged.