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Alfred Hitchcock – Dialogue should simply be. . .

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Alfred HitchcockDialogue should simply be a sound among other sounds, just something that comes out of the mouths of people whose eyes tell the story in visual terms.

Alfred Hitchcock  

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Orson Scott Card – The opposite of the happy ending

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Orson Scott CardThe opposite of the happy ending is not actually the sad ending–the sad ending is sometimes the happy ending. The opposite of the happy ending is actually the unsatisfying ending.

Orson Scott Card   (1951-)

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Charles de Lint – Our lives are stories

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Charles de LintOur lives are stories, and the stories we have to give to each other are the most important. No one has a story too small and all are of equal stature. We each tell them in different ways, through different mediums — and if we care about each other, we’ll take the time to listen.

Charles de Lint  

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Robin Hobb – To be a writer

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Robin HobbThe second thing you have to do to be a writer is to keep on writing. Don’t listen to people who tell you that very few people get published and you won’t be one of them. Don’t listen to your friend who says you are better that Tolkien and don’t have to try any more. Keep writing, keep faith in the idea that you have unique stories to tell, and tell them.

I meet far too many people who are going to be writers ‘someday.’ When they are out of high school, when they’ve finished college, after the wedding, when the kids are older, after I retire . . . That is such a trap You will never have any more free time than you do right now. So, whether you are 12 or 70, you should sit down today and start being a writer if that is what you want to do. You might have to write on a notebook while your kids are playing on the swings or write in your car on your coffee break. That’s okay. I think we’ve all ‘been there, done that.’ It all starts with the writing.

Robin Hobb  

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Neil Gaiman – Everybody has a secret world

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Neil GaimanEverybody has a secret world inside of them.  I mean everybody. All of the people in the whole world, I mean everybody – no matter how dull and boring they are on the outside. Inside them they’ve all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds… Not just one world.  Hundreds of them. Thousands, maybe.

Neil Gaiman  

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