This Is For Writers Yet To Be Published

This is for writers yet to be published who think the uphill climb will never end. Keep believing. This is also for published writers grown jaded by the process. Remember how lucky you are.

Terry Brooks Quotes About Writing | A-Z Quotes. (2020). Retrieved 8 January 2020, from https://www.azquotes.com/author/1979-Terry_Brooks/tag/writing

The Muse Whispers To You When It Wishes

The muse whispers to you when she chooses, and you can’t tell her to come back later, because you quickly learn in this business that she might not come back at all.

Terry Brooks Quotes About Writing | A-Z Quotes. (2020). Retrieved 8 January 2020, from https://www.azquotes.com/author/1979-Terry_Brooks/tag/writing

Infuse Your Characters With Truths From Your Own Life

If you’re a real writer, you infuse your characters with truths from your own life. The old saw is, Write What You Know. I think it equally appropriate to add. Write Who You Are. Give your readers little insights into how you think. Share your feelings and beliefs in a way that makes other question their own, thereby requiring them in some small way to reevaluate their lives. Good storytelling compels us to do this.

Terry Brooks Quotes (Author of The Sword of Shannara). (2020). Retrieved 8 January 2020, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/9629.Terry_Brooks

Fantasy Writing Must Be Grounded

Fantasy writing must be grounded in both truth and life experience if it is to work. It can be as inventive and creative as the writer can make it, a whirlwind of images and plot twists, but it cannot be built on a foundation of air. The world must be identifiable with our own, must offer us a frame of reference we can recognize.

Terry Brooks Quotes (Author of The Sword of Shannara). (2020). Retrieved 8 January 2020, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/9629.Terry_Brooks

Set Aside Snobbery

At some point you have to set aside snobbery and what you think is culture and recognize that any random episode of Friends is probably better, more uplifting for the human spirit, than ninety-nine percent of the poetry or drama or fiction or history every published. Think of that. Of course yes, Tolstoy and of course yes Keats and blah blah and yes indeed of course yes. But we’re living in an age that has a tremendous richness of invention. And some of the most inventive people get no recognition at all. They get tons of money but not recognition as artists. Which is probably much healthier for them and better for their art.

Nicholson Baker Quotes (Author of The Mezzanine). (2020). Retrieved 7 January 2020, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/15882.Nicholson_Baker

There Is No Good Word

There is no good word for stomach; just as there is no good word for girlfriend. Stomach is to girlfriend as belly is to lover, and as abdomen is to consort, and as middle is to petite amie.

Nicholson Baker Quotes (Author of The Mezzanine). (2020). Retrieved 7 January 2020, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/15882.Nicholson_Baker