5 Under 35 Honoree and Whiting Award recipient Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi's next novel, about an oddball heroine...
“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”
"Plotlines are like sharks: They either keep moving or they die."
“One kind of good book should leave you asking: How did the author know that about me?”
"If a scene is painful/boring for you to write, it will be painful/boring for someone to read."
"Creativity is my addiction, and writing is my drug of choice."
“When we are collecting books, we are collecting happiness.”
"That's the advantage of insomnia. Those of us who stay up all night can get a lot done."
"Don't give up. Normally it is the last key which opens the door."
"I'm not addicted to reading. I can quit as soon as I finish one more chapter."
"There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book."
"Books: The only thing you can buy that makes you richer."
"Trust your story."
“Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it, sauté it, whatever. MAKE.”