Steven Amsterdam

Steven Amsterdam

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Author Profession: US Writer
Born: January 31, 1966
Age: 50 years old
Birth Sign: Aquarius

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Nursing demands vigilance about people. The sights and smells that a patient offers, their movements and their offhand comments all contribute crucial information to understanding what they need. Training and experience heighten one's ability to see what needs to be seen.

A story is built on characters and reasons.

Fiction demands structures and recognizable shapes. Big surprises only draw attention to the writer's hand.

Being with a small publisher has been huge. They bat for me for everything.

Until I became a nurse, no one had ever asked me to sign a book contract. I had been writing for decades, read thousands of books, and even worked in publishing for 10 years. Who knew that nursing would be my break?

You walk into someone's house and they're dying, or they've got a family member who is dying. Your needs are minor; you're there to serve and to advise and to educate. You're not there to provide yourself.

If your mind is at work, we're in danger of reproducing another cliche. If we can keep our minds out of it and our thoughts out of it, maybe we'll come up with something original. Peter Falk

If anybody wanted to photograph my life, they'd get bored in a day. Matt Damon

I just thank God that I didn't grow up with so much money or privilege because you had to create ways to make it happen. Kim Basinger

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