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Thursday, March 5, 2009

On Writing Fantasy

Which I would never do.
But this mornings ICL Email brought this quote I can't get out of my head.

"As soon as you start telling stories, they slide away from the strictly factual, they don't worry about what's real so long as they can talk about what's true."
-- Chaz Brenchley

Click here for his amazing speech on writing fantasy. But you don't have to read or write fantasy to appreciate his advice. Lots of good stuff.

Here's another of Brenchley's quotes I'm pondering today:

"...good books, better books always lead you forward into unexplored territory, new ideas, new books. It wasn't the internet that invented the world wide web; that web already existed, on paper, in all the books on all the shelves in all the libraries of the world."


Lisa J. Michaels said...

How inspiring, these quotes made me cheer out loud! They were music to my ears, and I can't wait to read the rest.

It makes me want to hurry and put my drawing pencils away, so that I can start writing again, picking up where I left off!

I may not be the best writer in the world, but I can write what's true and I dream of new, unexpected places to take my characters!

I can feel the passion returning. It's as warm and inviting as I remember. Thank you my friend.

Augusta Scattergood said...

Thanks for that nice, thoughtful comment. I bet by now you've finished dreaming and those words are on paper!