Of Terry Brooks, Magic, and The Writer vs. The Author…

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“There are writers and there are authors. Writers seek to write, and they seek to write better and better with every book. Authors seek only to be published, and they seek advances to match their egos.

Elizabeth George in Sometimes the Magic Works: Lessons from a Writing Life by Terry Brooks.

Elizabeth George offers this word of advice on the third page of the Introduction in Terry Brooks’ book on the craft of writing. That is what Brooks focuses upon in the tightly written book of 197 pages Sometimes the Magic Works: Lessons from a Writing Life. I have taken so many notes on this book, and I’ve yet to finish it. Brooks’ words and advice had left an impression upon me. Read the rest of this entry…

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~ by Anjuelle Floyd on April 11, 2010.

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