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Three Author Quotes

Stephen King quoteJ R R Tolkien quoteJ.K. Rowling quote

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Thomas Hardy Quotes

Thomas Hardy head shotThomas Hardy Quotes:

“While many things are too strange to be believed, nothing is too strange to have happened.”

“Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.”

“A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.”

Thomas Hardy (1840 to 1928) was an English novelist and poet. Tess of the d’Urbervilles and Far from the Madding Crowd are two of his well known novels. He wrote abut tragic characters who struggled with their passions and social circumstances.

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Author Quotes about Writing a Novel

Katherine Anne Porter postage stampHow do authors write their novels? I’ve included some examples. Who are plotters and who are pantsers?

Katherine Anne Porter said, “If I didn’t know the ending of a story, I wouldn’t begin…I always write my last line, my last paragraphs, my last page first.”


AnthonyBurgess photo with cigar“I start at the beginning, go on to the end, and then stop.” Anthony Burgess





Vladimir Nabokov with kittenVladimir Nabokov used index cards to lay out the story, then he expanded and rearranged the cards before he started writing the novel.



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