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Old 11-26-2007, 04:50 PM   #1
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David Gerrold Quotes From Loscon

The eloquence in writing is in what you don't say.
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Old 11-26-2007, 04:51 PM   #2
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Re: David Gerrold Quotes From Loscon

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.
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Old 11-26-2007, 04:52 PM   #3
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Re: David Gerrold Quotes From Loscon

A bad movie is one where the writer thinks the audience is stupid.
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Old 11-26-2007, 04:53 PM   #4
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Re: David Gerrold Quotes From Loscon

Everybody in the scene must want something.
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Old 11-26-2007, 04:54 PM   #5
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Re: David Gerrold Quotes From Loscon

To write well, you must write the best story that you can—one that you want to read.
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Old 11-27-2007, 02:20 PM   #6
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Re: David Gerrold Quotes From Loscon

How do you know if a character is good? Can you remember them years later?
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Old 11-27-2007, 02:21 PM   #7
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Re: David Gerrold Quotes From Loscon

All of your characters are you. Your characters are thinking what you are thinking if you were them.
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Old 11-27-2007, 02:23 PM   #8
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Re: David Gerrold Quotes From Loscon

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?
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Old 11-27-2007, 02:25 PM   #9
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Re: David Gerrold Quotes From Loscon

Taste is the product of a thousand distastes.
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Old 11-27-2007, 02:25 PM   #10
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Re: David Gerrold Quotes From Loscon

Take out every line that is not necessary.
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Re: David Gerrold Quotes From Loscon

On keeping forward momentum:

Jets don't have rear-view mirrors.
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Old 11-27-2007, 02:28 PM   #12
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Re: David Gerrold Quotes From Loscon

Identify the difference between the emotional climax and the mechanical climax of your story.
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Old 11-27-2007, 02:30 PM   #13
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Re: David Gerrold Quotes From Loscon

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