Sarah Zettel Quotes


33 Sarah Zettel quotes:



"Fortunately, many people also enjoy a stand-alone as a sample of something new, like trying the special at a favourite restaurant one night instead of going for the usual."
"I describe my plots as follows; A character is walking down the street when all of a sudden a piano falls on them. They spend the rest of the story digging out from under that piano. How they dig, how long and how well, this all depends entirely on the character."
"I'm told my SF is of the hard variety and my Fantasy is romantic but hopefully all the characters are strong and the plots are lively."
"If I get blocked, it is generally because I don't know enough about some aspect of the story or the characters. The answer for this is generally more research, or making more background notes, so the place and person can be more fully realized inside my own mind."
"Now, of course, the great thing about the solar system as a frontier is that there are no Indians, so you can have all the glory of the myth of the American westward expansion without any of the guilt."
"Oh, and for capturing the wonder and magic of fairy tales and turning that into fresh and modern stories, there is no one around to the Neil Gaiman."
"The hard part about questions like this is that SF covers such a broad spectrum. There are so many authors who are good at so many different things."
"Becoming a mother cannot help but change things. An author's life is reflected in their writing, whether they want it to be or not, and parenthood is one of the biggest life changes there is."
"I myself was born in Sacramento, California in 1966."
"I suppose if I was to have to pick a few, Ursula LeGuin would have to top the list. It was while reading her work that I decided I wanted to be an author."
"My joking answer to this question is that I leave a bowl of milk out on the back porch every night for the Idea Fairy. In the morning, the milk is gone and there's a brand-new shiny idea by the bowl."
"When I was in college, I spent a summer working in London. I'd enjoyed tea before that, but then I got actual, really good tea there and never looked back."
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"So, The Quiet Invasion is about the attempt to coexist peacefully with people who have radically different ideas and backgrounds than your own."
"Actually, after while, finding the ideas is the easy part. Sorting them through and turning them into stories, now, that's the hard work."
"All of this got me thinking about the history of the westward expansion, and got me to wondering how the exploration of the Solar System would be changed if there were an indigenous presence out there."
"Fantasy is, of course, booming, and I think it's beginning to stretch its range as well."
"I feel SF is going through an experimental phase right now."
"I have to do more close research and fact checking for the science fiction. This is not however to say that writing good fantasy does not involve doing good research."
"I think the diversity of authors and readers is expanding, which is wonderful, because it means the type of story being told is also expanding."
"Once, I got an idea for a short story during a Halloween concert while watching someone play the bones during the performance of Dance Macabre."



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