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    I've always found ideas everywhere, but my favorite place is Nordstrom, because of their liberal return policies for those ideas that don't work out.
    — JoAnn Ross
    tags: work  ideas 
     
    Never get in the middle of someone else's quicksand.
    — JoAnn Ross
    Life consists of two sides ... light and dark. Joy and sorrow. Without a balance, one cannot fully experience a full and well-rounded life.
    — JoAnn Ross
    tags: joy  experience  sorrow  dark  balance 
     
    Any guy afraid to die was a guy who was afraid to live.
    — JoAnn Ross
    tags: live  die  afraid 
     
    Bruises fade. Death is permanent.
    — JoAnn Ross
    tags: death 
     
    Nothing about my life or my career has been linear.
    — JoAnn Ross
    tags: career 
     
    I've always read suspense, so raising the stakes to life and death situations in my romance plots seemed natural.
    — JoAnn Ross
    tags: death  suspense  read  romance 
     
    I've always loved books. My mother told me that before I could talk, I'd babble in my crib as I turned the pages of my little cloth books, apparently telling stories to go along with the pictures.
    — JoAnn Ross
    tags: stories  book  mother 
     
    While the romance genre has expanded so much over the years, in an odd way it's also narrowed, with too many people trying to stick stories into tight, well-defined marketing niches. It can, admittedly, be a tricky balancing act, but I believe the key is to be able to step back and take a long hard look at what you do well, what makes your work different from other writers, what feels the most natural to you when you're writing.
    — JoAnn Ross
    I was fortunate to sell at a time of great sea change in the romance genre; suddenly heroines were allowed to be portrayed as having rich, fulfilling lives. They didn't need a man for security or self-esteem, but having that one very special man in their lives proved the icing on the cake.
    — JoAnn Ross
    tags: time  men  live  romance  sell 
     
    If you don't have a burning passion for writing, how can you expect anyone else to be moved by what you write?
    — JoAnn Ross
    tags: writing  passion 
     
    One of the reasons writers are never satisfied with their work is because they're always striving to do better.
    — JoAnn Ross
    tags: work 
     
    Most of the writers I know have somehow managed to stay in touch with that inner child who's never heard of such a thing as an internal editor.
    — JoAnn Ross
    tags: children  child 
     
    Reporters ... most were carrion who fed on human tragedy.
    — JoAnn Ross
    tags: human  tragedy 
     
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