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Of course, all writers draw upon their personal experiences in describing day-to-day life and human relationships, but I tend to keep my own experiences largely separate from my stories.

Of course, I write crime stories, and I have to describe violence and the aftermath of violence.

Readers are paramount. I live to write books for them.

Rule one: Write about settings you're familiar with.

So I work hard to present the human side of my characters while not neglecting the plot.

The best way to learn about writing is to study the work of other writers you admire.

The easy answer is that writing novels is a lot more fun than practicing law.

The outline is 95 percent of the book. Then I sit down and write, and that's the easy part.

The recent fascination, I think, reflects the shift in approach by law enforcement officials to embrace technology as wholeheartedly as the rest of the world.

To answer that I have to describe what I think is my responsibility as a thriller writer: To give my readers the most exciting roller coaster ride of a suspense story I can possibly think of.

Trying to write books with a subject matter or in a genre or style you're not familiar with is the best way to find the Big Block looming.

When it comes time to write the book itself I'll shut the lights out, picture the scene I'm about to write then close my eyes and go at it. Yes, I can touch type.

When you work alone, you need to socialize at some level.

You think publishing is tough but the music world is ten times tougher.

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