Both back when I was acting and now that I’m writing, I’ve always wanted the same thing out of my career: to be able to get up in the morning and do what I love doing.
– Tana French
Sometimes the only way I know how to work through something is by writing a poem. And sometimes I get to the end of the poem and look back and go, ‘Oh, that’s what this is all about,’ and sometimes I get to the end of the poem and haven’t solved anything, but at least I have a new poem out of it.
– Sarah Kay
So many people think that if you’re writing fantasy, it means you can just make everything up as you go. Want to add a dragon? Add a dragon! Want some magic? Throw it in. But the thing is, regardless of whether you’re dealing with realism or fantasy, every world has rules. Make sure to establish a natural order.
– V. E. Schwab
It’s a complicated process being so bilingual. Sometimes it’s a mere word or sentence that comes to me, if I’m writing the book in English, in French. It’s not always easy to deal with. Sometimes even during an interview somebody can ask me a question in English that I want to answer in French and vice versa – that’s the story of my life!
– Tatiana de Rosnay