J. A. Jance Quotes

There are old riders and bold riders, but no old bold riders.

my major form of exercise is jumping to conclusions.

Jealousy is an emotion. It doesn’t have to make sense. In fact, it usually doesn’t.

When you have an important story to tell, the words you need seem to come of their own accord.

When I began writing, the words that inspired me were these: A writer is someone who has written today. If you want to be a writer, whats stopping you?

Give the girl an inch and she thinks she’s a ruler.

As I get older, the things I’m sure of become fewer.

Beyond a certain point, that was all a mother could do for her children – Hang around long enough to drive them crazy.

A writer is someone who has written something today

I now can be sure that, once I start writing a book, I’ll be able to finish it. I’ve also become more assured about my ‘voice’ as a writer and being able to keep the characters true to themselves.

I’ve been writing for a long time. I sat down to write my first novel in the middle of March of 1982.