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Brief about Irwin Shaw: By info that we know Irwin Shaw was born at 1913-02-27. And also Irwin Shaw is American Novelist.

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In the theater, characters have to cut the umbilical cord from the writer and talk in their own voices.

Tags: Talk, Theater, Writer

Isaac Singer was born in Poland and doesn't write in English. Still, he's an American.

Tags: American, Born, Write

It's those damn critics again.

Tags: Again, Critics

Kennedy was a man who liked writers and even I got invited to the White House.

Tags: House, White, Writers

My attitudes have changed, but somebody would have to read all my books to find out how they have.

Tags: Attitude, Books, Read

My favorite short-story writer is John Cheever.

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My views naturally have mellowed. Most of the critics have been more or less nice to me.

Tags: Critics, Less, Nice

People who light up like Roman candles come down in the dark very quickly.

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The great writers just kept bringing them out. They didn't care if they repeated themselves.

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The last paragraph, in which you tell what the story is about, is almost always best left out.

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The writer works in a lonely way.

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There are too many books I haven't read, too many places I haven't seen, too many memories I haven't kept long enough.

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Writers of fiction, when they begin, are more likely to try the short form.

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Writing for the theater, you find yourself living a nocturnal life.

Tags: Life, Writing, Yourself

Writing is finally play, and there's no reason why you should get paid for playing.

Tags: Reason, Why, Writing

You have to expect the raps when you have achieved popularity as a writer.

Tags: Expect, Popularity, Writer

An absolutely necessary part of a writer's equipment, almost as necessary as talent, is the ability to stand up under punishment, both the punishment the world hands out and the punishment he inflicts upon himself.

Tags: Both, Stand, Talent

Special-interest magazines are dangerous places for writers to start out in because the writing quickly falls into a routine and people are likely to find themselves artistically exhausted when they want to work on something of their own.

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The romantic idea is that everybody around a writer must suffer for his talent. I think a writer is a citizen of humanity, part of his nation, part of his family. He may have to make some compromises.

Tags: Family, Humanity, Romantic

When I started out in the early 1930s, there were a great many magazines that published short stories. Unfortunately, the short-story market has dwindled to almost nothing.

Tags: Almost, Great, Short