“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” -Madeleine L’Engle

“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.” -J. D. Salinger

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” -Toni Morrison

“Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.” -Lloyd Alexander

“Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it.
Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.” -William Faulkner

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