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Lynn Abbey Quotes & Quotations
Lynn Abbey
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    During the many centuries that magic, here on this planet, was presumed to have worked, there were at least as many theories as to how magic worked as there were cultures and religions. Lynn-AbbeyLynn Abbey
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    I think my prose reads as if English were my second language. By the time I get to the end of a paragraph, I'm dodging bullets and gasping for breath. Lynn-AbbeyLynn Abbey
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    I'm a writer first and an editor second... or maybe third or even fourth. Successful editing requires a very specific set of skills, and I don't claim to have all of them at my command. Lynn-AbbeyLynn Abbey
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    I'm always trolling for trivia. Lynn-AbbeyLynn Abbey
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    I'm dense when it comes to discouragement. Lynn-AbbeyLynn Abbey
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    I'm not constrained by being a genre writer. Any story I can imagine, I can cast as a fantasy novel and probably get it published. Lynn-AbbeyLynn Abbey
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    I'm one of those writers who, when writing, believes she's god-and that she hasn't bestowed free will on any of her characters. In that sense there are no surprises in any of my books. Lynn-AbbeyLynn Abbey
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    If you write, one of the questions you're always trying to answer is, Where do you get your ideas? And, if you write, you know how pointless a question this is and how difficult it is to answer. Lynn-AbbeyLynn Abbey
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    It took me about 12 years to reach my million-word mark. The challenge now is to continue to challenge myself. Lynn-AbbeyLynn Abbey
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    It's possible to become so comfortable with one's style and structure that one ceases to grow. Lynn-AbbeyLynn Abbey
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    My writing has to support more than my research habit, but I love to curl up with a book about some dusty corner of history. Lynn-AbbeyLynn Abbey
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    Once you've invested hundreds of hours in creating a coherent universe, your story's grown to around a half-million words and can't be written as anything less than a trilogy. Lynn-AbbeyLynn Abbey
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    Short-story writing requires an exquisite sense of balance. Novelists, frankly, can get away with more. A novel can have a dull spot or two, because the reader has made a different commitment. Lynn-AbbeyLynn Abbey
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    That bedrock faith that I could write was what blinded me to attempts to discourage me. Lynn-AbbeyLynn Abbey
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    The money can be decent, but I really don't recommend the work-for-hire route as an entry into publishing. Too many things can go wrong. Lynn-AbbeyLynn Abbey
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    There is nothing that compares to an unexpected round of applause. Lynn-AbbeyLynn Abbey
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    When I have an idea, it goes from vague, cloudy notion to 100,000 words in a heartbeat. Lynn-AbbeyLynn Abbey