Anne McCaffrey Quotes

29 Anne McCaffrey quotes:

"Mostly I'm telling people that they don't have to be victims."
"Because we build the worlds we wouldn't mind living in. They contain scary things, problems, but also a sense of rightness that makes them alive and makes us want to live there."
"I don't keep up with developments, but I do find an expert in any field in which I must explain myself and the science involved."
"A good story is a good story no matter who wrote it."
"At age 77, I need the help of someone with more energy than I can now summon to finish a book."
"But I will say that living in Ireland has changed the cadence and fullness of speech, since the Irish love words and use as many of them in a sentence as possible."
"But Ship Who Sang remains my favorite story. I really rocked folks with that and still cannot read it aloud myself without weeping at the end."
"I did not have a chance to write novels until my youngest child started school fulltime."
"I didn't raise Todd to be a writer, but he happened to be one anyway."
"I do outlines when I'm writing with someone, but they also need to have a certain amount of freedom."
"I don't often reread my own books, unless I am going into another in the series and need to refresh my mood when originating the concept."
"I have a shelf of comfort books, which I read when the world closes in on me or something untoward happens."
"I have always used emotion as a writing tool. That goes back to me being on the stage."
"I have my good days and my bad days, but I don't have as much energy as I used to back when I was young and foolish and didn't count the cost - and it takes a lot - to write."
"I have written my own screen version of Pern, but had no buyers yet."
"I think the Internet, particularly the availability of information, is great. I do a lot of correspondence on-line and have a chat line to talk to my fans as well."
"I think writers need windows on a view to remind them that a whole world is out there, not the minutiae with which they might be dealing on a close scale."
"I would recommend the short story form, which is a lot harder to write since you have to be so careful with words, until there is plenty of time to doodle through a novel."
"I wouldn't encourage new writers to start off publishing through electronic media... it still isn't wide enough for the readership they would need to get a good start."
"I'm 78, I'm on my pension in Ireland, and all that good stuff."

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