Monday, April 23, 2012

Novel Quotes


Part of the Blogging from A to Z challenge 2012 for the letter N


The writer who cares more about words than about story  characters, action, setting, atmosphere  is unlikely to create a vivid and continuous dream; he gets in his own way too much; in his poetic drunkenness, he can't tell the cart  and its cargo  from the horse. 
John Gardner

We read five words on the first page of a really good novel and we begin to forget that we are reading printed words on a page; we begin to see images.
John Gardner

I try to create sympathy for my characters, then turn the monsters loose.
Stephen King

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero, but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
G. K. Chesterton

Get you facts first, and then you can distort 'em as much as you please. 
Mark Twain

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an  idea at all. 
Oscar Wilde

Everything that doesn't kill you, makes you stronger. And later on you can use it in some story. 
Tapani Bagge

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