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AUTHOR QUOTE: Finding Your Voice

If your passions are strong and you’re a fighter, the question of voice is a superficial one. You are eager to speak; you only need the podium. That is, you need the writing technique. But don’t worry about voice. If … Continue reading

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Author Quote: FRED EAST

“If you tell readers that Bill Beezley is a brutal-faced, loose-lipped bully with snake’s blood in his veins, the readers’ reaction may be, “Oh, yeah!” But if you show the readers Bill Beezley raking the bloodied flanks of his weary, … Continue reading

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AUTHOR QUOTE: Brian Klems

“I’ve often thought of chapters as acts in TV shows. When a TV show finishes Act 1 (which almost always happens just after something significant is revealed or an important question is raised), it goes to commercial break. Ditto for … Continue reading

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AUTHOR QUOTE: Lawrence Block

“Every book is a case unto itself, and every time we sit down to write one we take a plunge into uncharted waters. It is a hazardous business, this novel-writing dodge, and it doesn’t cease to be so after long … Continue reading

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AUTHOR QUOTE: Agatha Christie

“The best time to plan a book is while you’re doing the dishes.”   Agatha Christie, English crime novelist, short story writer, and playwright  (b. September 15, 1890, d. January 12, 1976), creator of Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot  🙂 … Continue reading

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AUTHOR QUOTE: J.R.R. Tolkien

I dislike allegory—the conscious and intentional allegory—yet any attempt to explain the purport of myth or fairytale must use allegorical language. J.R.R. Tolkien (who often said this to his friend, the very allegorical C.S. Lewis)

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AUTHOR QUOTE: P.G. Wodehouse

“Honoria, you see, is one of those robust, dynamic girls with the muscles of a welterweight and a laugh like a squadron of cavalry charging over a tin bridge. A beastly thing to face over the breakfast table…” ― P.G. … Continue reading

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