20+ Best Nora Roberts Quotes I Wish I Had Read

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Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, in 1950. She wrote her first story in 1979, when she was snowed in during a now-famous blizzard. 

Her first novel, Irish Thoroughbred, was published two years later. Over the next two years, Roberts published 23 more novels, finally catching the public’s attention in 1985 with Playing the Odds. 

That novel was a breakthrough for Roberts, and she became a fan favorite, in the process transforming the romance genre. Roberts has published more than 140 novels since 1981, chiefly romance, and there are 127 million copies of her books in print in the United States alone.

We have compiled a list of Nora Roberts quotes for you to read.

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Nora Roberts Quotes

One of my greatest pleasures is falling into a story someone else has written.

 

I long for typical days, but rarely get them any more.

 

I’d always loved to read – and come from a family of readers – but I never thought about writing as a career.

 

Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice.

 

I decided to write category romance as I’d recently discovered them, and enjoyed them.

 

I loved the process of writing.

 

In the summer of ’80, Silhouette bought my first book.

 

For over a year I continued to submit mss, and have them rejected – the last few with rejection letters indicated the story was pretty good, but I was American.

 

I find I use the Internet more and more. It’s just an invaluable tool. I do most of my research on the Net now – and certainly do the bulk of my communicating through email.

 

Action, reaction, motivation, emotion, all have to come from the characters. Writing a love scene requires the same elements from the writer as any other.

 

I’ve gotten to know a number of readers from being online, and really treasure the time I’ve spent with them.

 

I don’t think you can write – at least not well – if you don’t love stories, love the written word.

 

I don’t believe for one moment you can write well what you wouldn’t read for pleasure.

 

 

I read a lot – and I read a variety of genres.

 

Mary Stewart will always be my goddess. I can pick up one of her early books – one I’ve read a dozen times – and still slide right into the story.

 

If you write in category, you write knowing there’s a framework, there are reader expectations.

 

I believe strongly in writing groups such as Romance Writers Of America that offer support, information and networking.

 

Every writer has to figure out what works best – and often has to select and discard different tools before they find the one that fits.

 

You don’t find time to write. You make time. It’s my job.

 

Certainly the plagiarism, and dealing with the fallout of it, was the most difficult thing I’ve ever faced since I started writing.

 

Every single book is a challenge.

 

Aren’t most romance heros, or heros in fiction of any kind, generally superior to real men? Same goes for heroines and real women.

 

I need to write to be happy.

 

And each book has to receive your best effort every single time. No slacking.

 

My own sense of family, where I came from and what I made for myself is an important part of my life.

 

I generally write a first draft that’s pretty lean. Just get the story down.

 

I don’t fiddle or edit or change while I’m going through that first draft.

 

I don’t base any character on a real person, and really don’t do composites either. I make them up.

 

I would hope that my writing’s cleaner than it was when I started.

 

Actually, I find it great fun to develop family series with lots of characters.

 

The most important aspect of any story, to me, is character.

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