You Put One Word After Another Until It’s Done

This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until it’s done. It’s that easy, and that hard.

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Being A Writer Is A Very Peculiar Sort Of Job

Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it’s always you versus a blank sheet of paper (or a blank screen) and quite often the blank piece of paper wins.

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Fiction Allows Us To Slide Into Other Heads

Fiction allows us to slide into these other heads, these other places, and look out through other eyes. And then in the tale we stop before we die, or we die vicariously and unharmed, and in the world beyond the tale we turn the page or close the book, and we resume our lives.

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You Get Ideas All The Time

You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we’re doing it.

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Everybody Has A Secret World Inside Of Them

Everybody has a secret world inside of them. I mean everybody. All of the people in the whole world, I mean everybody — no matter how dull and boring they are on the outside. Inside them they’ve all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds… Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands, maybe.

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Fairy Tales Are More Than True

Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.

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