Language Is A Virus

Lynn Abbey Quotes

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