We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Janet Evanovich Quotes. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
I had been going around to everybody saying Katherine Heigl has to be ‘Stephanie Plum’, and then one day, I got that phone call saying that it was Katherine.
I actually really suck at naming books, so lots of years ago, readers were sending in their ideas for titles, and what we realized is that they were smarter than us. So we thought, Hey, go for it. So now we have a contest every year.
When I storyboard, they’re just fragments of thoughts. I write in three acts like a movie, so I have my plot points up on the preliminary storyboard.
I took all of my rejection letters – there must have been thousands of them in a huge box – and I went out on the curb and burned them all, crying.
I know the relationships, and I already know my characters and how I’m going to reveal my characters to my readers – how I’m going to feed them information about that character. That stuff doesn’t have to be in my outline.
I go to bars and restaurants, and I sit and I eavesdrop on people and I watch people in shopping centers and, you know, I read the newspapers and I talk to the Trenton cops, and I just get a lot of information that comes in that somehow turns into a book.
I made a choice that I was not going to be a pretentious writer.
I love Sherri Shepherd as Lula.
I struggled to learn basic skills, get a grip on markets, find my own unique voice, create story lines and come up to speed with the industry. I struggled for ten years before having any success.
There’s just so much craziness out there in the world; it’s like I couldn’t fit them all in my books.
What I have to outline is action and plot because I’m not particularly good at that.
Like ‘Metro’ and ‘Motor,’ ‘Troublemaker’ is written in first person. The only narration that happens is Barney speaking to the reader/thinking in her head. First person was a big challenge in the graphic novel because we want both men and women of all ages to enjoy ‘Troublemaker.’
I’ve finally reached a stage in my career where I can do what I want.
Inspiration is easy. The hard part is getting the inspiration onto 300 pages in an interesting, cohesive, easy-to-read but hard-to-forget story.
The ‘Barnaby’ books were always intended to be graphic novels.
We are a little messianic about our comic books! We feel like they deserve to be more legitimate, they deserve to get more attention, they deserve to have better placement, and they deserve to have a broader audience.
Since I can barely write two books a year the best solution seems to be co-author projects. My goal isn’t to get another writer to clone me… it’s more to produce a book that shares my vision of positive, fun entertainment.
I take in a lot of stuff from real life, movies, television, news and it all gets mixed in my head and somehow turns into a story idea.
We’re comic book fans; we’re huge NASCAR fans.
There are tons of really good writers out there, but for one reason or another, they just have not had the support that allowed them to build audiences.
Writing a graphic novel is hard. It feels closer to a screen play than to a novel.
The problem with celebrity hot guys is they either get old or go off the grid. That’s why a book is so much better… a hot guy can live in your imagination and stay hot forever!
There are some men who enter a woman’s life and screw it up forever.
I’m a real voyeur.
You have to have honesty to the product. You have to meet consumer expectations. You give them value for their money and give them a product that they need. I don’t see anything wrong with all these things. And I don’t think it’s a bad thing to meet consumers’ expectations.
When you’re trying to expand your business, it’s about real estate in the stores.
I wasn’t always a writer. When I went to college and majored in fine arts, I was a painter. Then I was a stay-at-home mom.
When I started writing, it felt good, and I knew I was in the right genre.
My world is better. Why would I want to waste my time playing golf? I can get up in the morning and be in this whole other world. I love my life.
I like being able to provide consistent and frequent literary choices for my fans.