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S9E5 – God Mode

I certainly love writing books. I’ve always loved writing short stories and novels because in prose, you get all the control. – Maria Headley

S8 Bonus – The Hero’s Journey

It’s like in the great stories Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were, and sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy. How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad happened. But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back only they didn’t. Because they were holding on to something. That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it’s worth fighting for. – The Lord of the Rings

S8E2 – The Science Fiction Genre

“God created dinosaurs. God destroyed dinosaurs. God created Man. Man destroyed God. Man created dinosaurs.”
“Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth.” – Michael Crichton

S8E1 – The Fantasy Genre

This is going to take a while. I’m a fantasy author. We have trouble with the concept of brevity. – Brandon Sanderson

S6E1 – Writing Dialogue

I knew it, I just knew it! The person who had the job of writing my life’s dialogue used to work on a very low budget soap opera. – Marian Keyes

S5E9 – How Do I Help Authors I Support?

Every book, ever volume you see, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and the soul of those who read it and lived it and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens. – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

S5 Bonus – Battle of the Hosts: Adverbs

The miracle is the adverbs, the way things are done. – Daniel Handler

I believe the road to hell is paved with adverbs, and I will shout it from the rooftops. – Stephen King