Kelley Armstrong Quotes

It wasn't until I was in my teens that I started admiring writers as inspirations for my own work, and my earliest influences there were Stephen King, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Richard Adams.

Inspirational Quotes, Rich Quotes, Work Quotes, Influence Quotes, Writers Quotes

Young writers need to be encouraged to write - just write - with no restrictions on form, style or content.

Courage Quotes, Writers Quotes

Especially in the world of fantasy and superheroes, it's great to have role models that aren't in skimpy little outfits, in impossible poses. That's so important for young women.

Great Quotes, Important Quotes, Women Quotes

 

Everyone is the sum total of past experiences. A character doesn't just spring to life at age thirty.

Age Quotes, Life Quotes, Character Quotes, Experience Quotes, Spring Quotes

Storytelling is my passion, and it rises from a love of reading.

Love Quotes, Passion Quotes

It took many years to accept that fantasy is the fuel for my storytelling passion, and without that, I really am a hack, writing for money or approval rather than for the pure delight of storytelling.

Passion Quotes, Money Quotes

When a series is doing well, it's very tempting to keep writing it, even when the creative well is drying up. It's tempting because that's where the money is. I've had to be very careful; as soon as I think I'm getting close to that dry well, I wrap the series up. I don't want to just keep writing something because it sells.

Money Quotes

I don't read much of what I write because I worry about unintentionally borrowing something.

Worry Quotes, Intention Quotes

I always worried that the creative well would dry up. I was sure that if I wrote a book a year, I would eventually run out of ideas. Actually, the opposite has been true for me. The more I write, the more ideas come to me and it gets easier.

Ideas Quotes

Even in horror novels where you know most characters aren't going to make it to the end, it's crucial to have fully fleshed-out characters. If you don't do that, the reader doesn't care what happens to them.

Character Quotes

I grew up writing about the paranormal, and I blame too many Saturday mornings watching 'Scooby Doo.'

Blame Quotes

Reviews are great. I can read negative reviews and say, 'You know that point they made... they were dead on.'

Great Quotes