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#1. To weep not for the way things had once been but for the way things had been supposed to go and did not. People believed that they were haunted by bad memories, but that wasn't the truth. The most sinister hauntings were from unrealized futures. - Author: Michael Koryta
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#2. He stood at the edge of town feeling very small, powerless. Night in the mountains could do that to you, reminding you of your place in the world and laughing at any sense of self-importance. - Author: Michael Koryta
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#3. I would say of characters I've created, the one I've felt the most connected to emotionally was Adam Austin from 'The Prophet.' I think it was the connection to the idea that one decision you make innocently enough can have very serious, drastic consequences for someone else's life. - Author: Michael Koryta
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#4. He kept the gun in his lap as he drove, and he prayed. It was the strangest prayer he'd ever offered. He asked for strength to do the wrong thing, and then forgiveness for doing it. - Author: Michael Koryta
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#5. I made a very conscious effort to finish 'The Cypress House' before 'So Cold the River' launched, because I thought that would help build a buffer between my writing and any impact that came from either the success or the failure of that first book. - Author: Michael Koryta
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#6. Stephen King, by far, is the standard-bearer. I think anyone who writes suspense fiction and says that King isn't an influence is either lying or being foolish. I read his book 'On Writing' before I read pretty much any of his fiction. - Author: Michael Koryta
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#7. What I love is the writing, it's not having written. I like the process of it. - Author: Michael Koryta
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#8. Hopefully my books are improving. One of the ways I find motivation to improve is looking at someone who is already at a high level and continues to get better with each book. That's really what you want to emulate. - Author: Michael Koryta
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#9. I started writing as soon as I started reading. - Author: Michael Koryta
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#10. You became what you wanted to become. That's what Ezra believe. You could become it if you tried hard enough, could take what you really were and change it, force-feed yourself a new life until it became your old life, too, blurred together until a better self emerged. - Author: Michael Koryta
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#11. I'd worked at a small town newspaper, and I was thinking of all the strange stories that I had seen float through the newsroom in my time there that were dismissed as kind of amusing curiosities. Somehow from that I got to this idea of an eccentric alcoholic who built a lighthouse in the woods. - Author: Michael Koryta
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#12. I think if you looked at the kind of ebb and flow of supernatural fiction and horror fiction, it does seem to be more popular in times when we're hammered over the head daily with threats from all angles, very real threats. - Author: Michael Koryta
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#13. Horror and supernatural novels give you a lot of what you look for in a crime novel, just with a twist that was very fresh for me as a reader. - Author: Michael Koryta
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#14. It was all about size now: the big ran the world on the sweat of the small, and if the big faltered for any reason, the small were the first to go. - Author: Michael Koryta
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#15. For 'So Cold the River,' I'm actually working on adapting the book with Scott Silver, who was just nominated for an Oscar for 'The Fighter,' and who also wrote '8 Mile,' which I think is a terrific screenplay. The chance to work with Scott is a tremendous pleasure and I'm learning a lot. - Author: Michael Koryta
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#16. So much water. It just went on and on and on, a sight that squeezed the soul. He felt so damn small out here. And that felt good. Maybe that was strange, but it felt good. He was insignificant. The world was too big to care about his decisions. There was no weight here, no burden. - Author: Michael Koryta
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#17. You should be writing for the love of the story, and when it comes time to return to the manuscript, everything else belongs behind a closed door. - Author: Michael Koryta
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#18. Ultimately, in my mind, that's what I'm trying to do with my fiction; I'm trying to transport my reader into a different world. - Author: Michael Koryta
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#19. When you read a supernatural suspense story or a ghost story, or a horror story, the evil at play is something that you can dismiss. And I wonder if, in this time, if people really want to be sitting on the subway reading a book about someone releasing a dirty bomb on the subway. - Author: Michael Koryta
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#20. Band of Skulls is joining Cage the Elephant as my new musical caffeine. - Author: Michael Koryta
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#21. What still blew them all away was time itself, the days and months and the years, oh yes, the years. They went faster than anything man had the capacity to invent, so fast that for a while they fooled you into thinking they were slow, and was there any crueler trick than that? - Author: Michael Koryta
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#22. What I like about writing a stand alone novel is you're starting with a fresh world and fresh characters. Part of what I love about writing is that journey of discovery where it's all new to me as well. - Author: Michael Koryta
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#23. You have only so many chances to tell stories. I didn't want to be forever wedded to one form of storytelling when there are so many out there. - Author: Michael Koryta
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#24. We understand tornadoes scientifically, but it still feels supernatural. The randomness makes it feel supernatural. - Author: Michael Koryta
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#25. based on what the wind does, we build - Author: Michael Koryta
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#26. You have bound us, Kimble imagined saying, to an evil world. Where's the love in that? And in that scenario, God always answered, Temporarily bound you, yes. Now, during your time in that evil world, did you do anything to help? - Author: Michael Koryta
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#27. In 'The Prophet' I really fell in love with those characters, there was an emotional connection there that I don't think I've had in a while. It made me think it would be nice to stick with the characters for a little bit and see what happens. - Author: Michael Koryta
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#28. Chris Columbus, who directed the first two Harry Potter films and was the family comedy king through the '80s and '90s - 'Mrs. Doubtfire,' 'Home Alone,' etc. - has acquired rights to 'The Cypress House' and is working on the script himself, with intent to direct. - Author: Michael Koryta
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#29. Adam Nevill a spine-chiller in the classic tradition, a writer who draws you in from the world of the familiar, eases you into the world of terror, and then locks the door behind you. The House of Small Shadows grows darker and takes on more menacing life with each step forward. - Author: Michael Koryta
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