Screenwriting is a much more collaborative effort. When you write a novel, it's just you, with input from your editor.

- Meg Cabot

Usually writer's block arises when something is wrong internally with the story.

- Meg Cabot

I love jezebel.com for the latest on fashion, style, and celebrity gossip. I also love gawker.com for New York celebrity sightings, and galleycat.com and trashionista.com for book news.

- Meg Cabot

Write the kind of story you would like to read. People will give you all sorts of advice about writing, but if you are not writing something you like, no one else will like it either.

- Meg Cabot

When you feel like an outsider - for whatever reason - you spend a lot of time alone.

- Meg Cabot

I was the kind of kid who couldn't really stop making up stories during class. I didn't do very well academically because I was always drawing these little doodles in the margins of my notebooks and I wasn't bringing home the best grades.

- Meg Cabot

I don't give books as gifts. Books are extremely personal, and I would hate to give someone a book that they don't like or want, because it would break my heart if they didn't read it.

- Meg Cabot

All of my characters are a little bit based on people I know in real life. You know when you do that you have to change the character a little bit in case your friend or your relative reads the book, because you don't want them to know you wrote about them... They might get mad.

- Meg Cabot

One of the reasons that I think I do love to write is because I did have a difficult childhood and not so great teenage years. It always helped me escape from my problems.

- Meg Cabot

I really wanted to be veterinarian, but I got a 410 on my math SATs.

- Meg Cabot