Piers Anthony Quotes

I hope to read a Harry Potter novel soon, to see what it's all about. I admit to being annoyed that many good light fantasy writers have had trouble getting published, in England and elsewhere, when it is obvious the readers were waiting for us all along.

Hope Quotes, Trouble Quotes, Writers Quotes

One reason I don't suffer Writer's Block is that I don't wait on the muse, I summon it at need.

Writers Quotes

Princess Rose should indeed be a TV movie, assuming something doesn't go wrong. I don't know how good a movie it will be, because the way movie folk think is different from the way writers think, and I distrust what isn't done my way. This is what I call a healthy paranoia.

Health Quotes, Trust Quotes, Writers Quotes

 

Keep writing, because not only does practice improve skill, it gives you more chances to score on the market. I did that for eight years before making my first sale.

Skill Quotes, Practice Quotes

Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker series also shows the potential of lighter fantastic fiction. I read the first, and listened to a tape of a later one, and it's fun.

Potential Quotes

That most dangerous of opponents: the one who took pains to comprehend the position of his adversary.

Anger Quotes, Pain Quotes

I wish my readers took less of my time - about a third of my working time goes to them - but I love and need them all.

Love Quotes, Time Quotes, Work Quotes

I have always admired the work of Phil Farmer and was glad for the chance to work with him. Readers today may be too young to remember his classics like The Lovers.

Love Quotes, Work Quotes

SF is the literature of the theoretically possible, and F is the literature of the impossible.

Literature Quotes

When I started writing this, I found that I simply couldn't take fantasy seriously, so it became humorous, and continued from there.

Humor Quotes

When one person makes an accusation, check to be sure he himself is not the guilty one. Sometimes it is those whose case is weak who make the most clamour.

Guilt Quotes

I don't want ever to be guilty of what my critics claim: doing formula without original elements.

Aim Quotes, Guilt Quotes

In fact, I believe that we need better sex education in our own culture, here in America, so that young folk learn about things like venereal disease before they encounter it.

Education Quotes

I never do a full outline, and if I did, I would not feel bound to it, because the view from inside a scene can be different from the view outside it. But neither do I just start writing and see what happens; I am far more disciplined than that.

Discipline Quotes

No novel is a clone of any preceding one, though with a background cast of characters and things that has grown to thousands, there are many familiar aspects.

Character Quotes

Normally I work out a general summary of what I mean to do, then start writing, and the details can be different from my anticipation. So there is considerable flow, but always within channels.

Work Quotes, Anticipation Quotes

Have a working spouse, because you won't earn a living from writing - not at first, if ever. My wife worked for years to support us.

Work Quotes

At the time I wrote Xone I had never been on the Internet.

Time Quotes

It would be easier to write a novel without reader input, but I feel the fiction is richer for it.

Rich Quotes