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'It was a last-minute change, but a good one.'
'The publisher wants to know how the article on the booming economy is coming along.'
"Anyone can hate, Mr. Brookings, but can your gare fill a book?"
"I'm sorry, Susie, but right now we're not in the market for a 'kiss and tell' book."
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"I'm sorry-you tapped into something no one cares about."
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"I'm talking so much about books I haven't read I feel like I'm back in publishing."
"There's the pressure from my public, naturally, as well as the pressure from my publisher, my agent, and all that. But the real pressure comes from that devil inside that makes me different from other men, that makes me a writer. But, of course, you know all about pressure, grinding out those papers at Sarah Lawrence."
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Danae's Prescient Auto-Biography: '...My prescient autobiography is a publisher's dream...no need for fact-checking!'
"I'm working on a children's book."
"Goodbye, Mr. Loeffler. And if you decide to write about this, both the 'Star' and the 'National Enquirer' are good possibilities."
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"We're still pretty far apart. I'm looking for a six-figure advance and they're refusing to read the manuscript."
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"I'm tired of people who write first novels."
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"We feel that your female characters are somewhat undeveloped."
"I can't help thinking there's a book in this."
"The stories are false. The names are real to stimulate sales."
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"My wife! My best friend! Advance uncorrected galleys of my new book!"
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"But think of the S.E.O. if the title actually named the two cities."
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A gravestone reads "I am currently working on a novel".
"Dear Author: Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to reject your work."
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"She went off the grid to write a book about being off the grid so she could come back to a better place on the grid."
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"It's a fabulous deal. Every time he lies I collect a royalty."
"I wrote, self-published and remaindered it myself."
'A-ha, They spelled 'Kloprinol' with a 'c''
'The Moving Finger Writes; And, Having Writ, Moves On To A Three Week, Twenty City Book Tour.'