Quotes by: R. L. Stine

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R. L. Stine
Stine at the 2008 Texas Book Festival
Born Robert Lawrence Stine
(1943-10-08) October 8, 1943 (age 73)
Columbus, Ohio, United States
Pen name Jovial Bob Stine
Eric Affabee
Occupation Novelist, short story writer, television producer, screenwriter, executive editor
Genre Children's literature, horror, science fiction, fantasy, humor, Gothic fiction, genre fiction, dark fantasy, thriller, Supernatural fiction
Spouse Jane Waldhorn (m. 1969)
Children 1
Website
www.rlstine.com

I've never turned into a bee - I've never been chased by a mummy or met a ghost. But many of the ideas in my books are suggested by real life.
R. L. Stine
I read everywhere. I read every day. I read on the couch with my dog in the afternoon and at night. I try to read at least two to three hours a day. I read only fiction.
R. L. Stine
I started writing when I was 9 years old. I was like this weird kid who would just stay in my room, typing little funny magazines and drawing comic strips.
R. L. Stine
I've made myself laugh from some ideas - but I've never scared myself.
R. L. Stine
I love theme parks but I'm a real chicken on rides. I'd rather invent scary rides for my books than go on them for real.
R. L. Stine
I really wanted to be a cartoonist, and I was in 4th or 5th grade and I would bring my drawings in, and I'd look around, and everyone could draw better than me. Everyone. My drawings were just awful. So that's why I had to write.
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It's my job, too, to keep up with pop culture and what the kids are into 'cause you don't want to sound like an old man trying to write for kids. I spend a lot of my time spying on them.
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If you do enough planning before you start to write, there's no way you can have writer's block. I do a complete chapter by chapter outline.
R. L. Stine
I used to get a haircut every Saturday so I would never miss any of the comic books. I had practically no hair when I was a kid!
R. L. Stine
When I was a kid, there were these great comic books called 'Tales From The Crypt' and 'The Vault of Horror.' They were gruesome. I discovered them in the barbershop and thought they were fabulous.
R. L. Stine
Kids think you just sit down and start writing. I always tell them you never do that.
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If you want to be a writer, don't worry so much about writing. Read as much as you can. Read as many different writers as you can. Soak up the styles.
R. L. Stine
I guess I'm way too kind and generous, and a saint - if you can believe that!
R. L. Stine
Normally, I spend a week on the outline and take two weeks to write the book.
R. L. Stine
Most fears are basic: fear of the dark, fear of going down in the basement, fear of weird sounds, fear that somebody is waiting for you in your closet. Those kinds of things stay with you no matter what age.
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Twitter is fun because it lets me stay in touch with all my original readers who grew up with my books. I love hearing from readers instantly on Twitter.
R. L. Stine
Well, when I was 13, for my bar mitzvah I received my first typewriter. And that was special.
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