My heart tells me that Gollum has some part to play in it, for good or evil, before this is over. The pity of Bilbo may rule the fate of many. – J.R.R. Tolkien
Ley is an editor and author of action/suspense novels.
I became a writer not principally because I’m in love with the idea of being a writer, but I’m in love with the idea of entertainment. I just want to entertain people. – Lee Child
All worthy work is open to interpretations the author did not intend. Art isn’t your pet – it’s your kid. It grows up and talks back to you. – Joss Whedon
The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes. – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Word count is a fickle thing. Brandon Sanderson’s Oathbringer weighs in at a hefty 460,000 words. John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men is barely 30,000. There are stories across all genres that span from a few hundred to several hundred-thousand words.
Plotters. Pantsers. Plantsers, even. As Harry Potter fans sort themselves into Hogwarts houses, many writers sort themselves into a few different writing styles. Sometimes you’ll… Read More »Plotters and Pantsers: Why Most Authors are Both
Dialogue is not just quotation. It is grimaces, pauses, adjustments of blouse buttons, doodles on a napkin, and crossings of legs. – Jerome Stern
Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that.- Anthony Volodkin
Lovers of print are simply confusing the plate for the food. – Douglas Adams