"There's that lovely thing for the first month or two of writing a new book: OK, I don't know what that character's going to do, but we'll find out later. After about three or four months you come to that bit where you've got to put some plot in before it's too late, and you have to go back and start inserting plot, and, ooh, I've left out the literature, OK, lets put some in."
-- Terry Pratchett
"It takes an awful lot of time to not write a book."
-- Douglas Adams
writing a novel, that's pretty much entirely what life turns into: House
burned down. Car stolen. Cat exploded. Did 1,500 easy words, so all in all it
was a pretty good day."
-- Neil Gaiman
"Distinguish between mystery and confusion. It is good to keep the reader guessing. It is bad to keep the reader confused."
-- Rick Riordan
"To be a writer is to be the very best of assassins. You do not sit down and write every day to force the Muse to show up. You get into the habit of writing every day so that when she shows up, you have the maximum chance of catching her, bashing her on the head..."
-- Lili St. Crow
"If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers."
-- Doug Larson
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