A warning to fantasy writers everywhere

  • Apr. 6th, 2011 at 8:06 PM
beth_shulman: (book: meg powers)
You stole that from Tolkein. Use your own ideas.

(Fire and Hemlock)

Diana Wynne Jones

  • Mar. 27th, 2011 at 4:01 PM
beth_shulman: (stock: violin)
...I realized you can actually influence people really rather profoundly, and of course, this feeds back into your duty to the book, and if you're not careful it completely hamstrings you, because you go backwards and forwards between these two things. This does make me very, very careful, particularly in the second draft, to get it right, because you do feel that somebody in the future, who may be extremely important for everybody, is going to have me behind them, and this is a responsibility, a huge one.

Diana Wynne Jones

  • Jun. 4th, 2010 at 12:01 PM
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Anything really close to home is not, it seems to me, what a good book should be about.

Diana Wynne Jones

  • May. 25th, 2010 at 2:15 AM
beth_shulman: (stock: violin)
"If you take myth and folklore, and these things that speak in symbols, they can be interpreted in so many ways that although the actual image is clear enough, the interpretation is infinitely blurred, a sort of enormous rainbow of every possible colour you could imagine."

Diana Wynne Jones

  • May. 24th, 2010 at 12:06 AM
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"If only people then had read a little more fantasy, they would have known Hitler for a dark lord."

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