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Lecter 11-26-2007 05:50 PM

David Gerrold Quotes From Loscon
 
The eloquence in writing is in what you don't say.

Lecter 11-26-2007 05:51 PM

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You need to know every nook and cranny, even if you don't use them in your story—your characters will know—and that will show.

Lecter 11-26-2007 05:52 PM

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A bad movie is one where the writer thinks the audience is stupid.

Lecter 11-26-2007 05:53 PM

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Everybody in the scene must want something.

Lecter 11-26-2007 05:54 PM

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To write well, you must write the best story that you can—one that you want to read.

Lecter 11-27-2007 03:20 PM

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How do you know if a character is good? Can you remember them years later?

Lecter 11-27-2007 03:21 PM

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All of your characters are you. Your characters are thinking what you are thinking if you were them.

Lecter 11-27-2007 03:23 PM

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On musing about characters that have a mind of their own:

Aren't you the one with the typewriter? Why don't your characters listen to you?

Lecter 11-27-2007 03:25 PM

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Taste is the product of a thousand distastes.

Lecter 11-27-2007 03:25 PM

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Take out every line that is not necessary.

Lecter 11-27-2007 03:27 PM

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On keeping forward momentum:

Jets don't have rear-view mirrors.

Lecter 11-27-2007 03:28 PM

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Identify the difference between the emotional climax and the mechanical climax of your story.

Lecter 11-27-2007 03:30 PM

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