Howard Gordon (born March 31, 1961) is an American television writer and producer.
In some ways, a novel isn't as structurally rigorous as a screenplay or a TV show, which have finite real estate. In a novel, you can more deeply illuminate a character's interior and get away with digressions.
I knew I wanted to be a writer. Where I came from, no one was a writer. I came from Long Island, and everyone became a doctor or a lawyer or an engineer or a teacher or a businessman. I didn't know any writers.
When you're writing a novel, you're still telling a story. But you're telling it very differently. It's a craft like anything else.
We're not allowed to carry out harsh interrogations anymore, but we're allowed to fly over somebody's village, without due process, and kill them all?
Where I came from, no one was a writer.
In a novel, the relationship between writer and reader is such a pure one.
When you do a TV show, the cumulative intimacy you develop with the audience through your characters is pretty profound. It may be the most profound storytelling there is, because the character gets to live and roll around in the audience's mind week after week.
In a novel, the only budgetary limitations are that of your imagination.
I'm a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy.
I'm one of three brothers.
Her lips were like the soft beauty of a delicately designed silken scarf.
Doing good stuff or stuff that you are proud of takes time and takes effort.
I guess I've always been an aspiring novelist. I went to Princeton and wrote a novel for my thesis.
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