I Don’t Read A Book Of Mine After It Has Been Published

I don’t reread a book of mine after it’s been published. All I see is shortcomings and errors. The gap between what I intended to accomplish and what I settled for is a yawning abyss.

I Wish Some Of Them Were Harder To Figure Out

Mystery books. I must read a hundred a year. . . I just wish some of them were harder to figure out.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Martin Cruz Smith Quotes (Author of Gorky Park). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/8258.Martin_Cruz_Smith [Accessed 3 Nov. 2019].

High Concept

High Concept means a book or a film whose core idea can be stated in a single sentence, such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito are twins. Or, Arnold is pregnant.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Martin Cruz Smith Quotes (Author of Gorky Park). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/8258.Martin_Cruz_Smith [Accessed 3 Nov. 2019].

I Tell Stories And People Give Me Money

As a novelist, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories and I give them money.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Martin Cruz Smith Quotes (Author of Gorky Park). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/8258.Martin_Cruz_Smith [Accessed 3 Nov. 2019].

I Can’t Write If It Bores Me

I can’t write if it bores me. Two things count: it has to be interesting and I have to care about the character.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Martin Cruz Smith Quotes (Author of Gorky Park). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/8258.Martin_Cruz_Smith [Accessed 3 Nov. 2019].