Quote of the Week — 03.14.16

MS_Dttsp_August_52The firmament that connects readers and writers is older than the literate world; it goes all the way back to those stories that your relatives and family friends told when you were a child who saw writing as funny-looking chicken scratches on paper better suited for finger painting, when storytelling still had a voice and timbre, love and warning, a warm touch and lots of laughter.

Walter Mosely

Quote of the Week — 03.14.16

Quote of the Week — 01.11.16

DeathtoStock_Portraits-5Storytelling is magic. It’s not the magic of sorcery — you’re not a Druid summoning swamp-elves from the murk. You’re a stage magician. Practiced in the art of illusion. One of your greatest skills is misdirection. You seed the truth of the magic trick early on in the story. Then you convince the reader that the truth isn’t the truth at all — until the time comes to reveal.

Chuck Wendig

Quote of the Week — 01.11.16