1. Writing the last page of the first draft is the most enjoyable moment in writing. It's one of the most enjoyable moments in life, period.

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  2. I'm a novelist at heart. My sole intention is to write the best novel possible. I don't think about the film potential at all.

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  3. I have certain moral parameters that I do not cross in writing; I don't write about adultery or kids having premarital sex.

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  4. Publishing is a business. Writing may be art, but publishing, when all is said and done, comes down to dollars.

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  5. By reading a lot of novels in a variety of genres, and asking questions, it's possible to learn how things are done - the mechanics of writing, so to speak - and which genres and authors excel in various areas.

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  6. I suppose more than anything, it's the way of life in this part of the country that influences my writing. In Eastern North Carolina, with the exception of Wilmington, most people live in small towns.

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  7. I'm writing a new love story, set in eastern North Carolina. Surprise, surprise, huh?

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  8. My novels are in the literature section as opposed to the romance section of bookstores because they're not romance novels. If I tried to have them published as romances, they'd be rejected. I write dramatic fiction; a further sub-genre would classify them as love stories.

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  9. When I write to you, I feel your breath; when you read them, I imagine you feel mine. Is it that way with you too? These letters are part of us now, part of our history, a reminder forever that we made it through this time. Thank you for helping me survive this year, but more than that, thank you in advance for all the years to come.

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  10. Dear John, tell me everything. Write it all down, that way, we’ll be with each other all the time, even if we’re not with each other at all.

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