The Characters Are Telling You The Story

The characters are telling you the story. I’m not telling you the story, they’re going to do it. If I do it right, you will get the whole story.

A-Z Quotes. (2019). TOP 14 QUOTES BY GEORGE V. HIGGINS | A-Z Quotes. [online] Available at: https://www.azquotes.com/author/26300-George_V_Higgins [Accessed 13 Nov. 2019].

Never Tell Your Reader What Your Story Is About

Never tell your reader what your story is about. Reading is a participatory sport. People do it because they are intelligent and enjoy figuring things out for themselves.

Goodreads.com. (2019). George V. Higgins Quotes (Author of The Friends of Eddie Coyle). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/19476.George_V_Higgins [Accessed 13 Nov. 2019].

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.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Neil Gaiman Quotes (Author of American Gods). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/1221698.Neil_Gaiman [Accessed 10 Nov. 2019].

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.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Neil Gaiman Quotes (Author of American Gods). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/1221698.Neil_Gaiman [Accessed 10 Nov. 2019].

Stories Never Quite Leave You

Stories you read when you’re the right age never quite leave you. You may forget who wrote them or what the story was called. Sometimes you’ll forget precisely what happened, but if a story touches you it will stay with you, haunting the places in your mind that you rarely ever visit.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Neil Gaiman Quotes (Author of American Gods). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/1221698.Neil_Gaiman [Accessed 10 Nov. 2019].