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Anne Mccaffrey Quotes

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.

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.

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 also don't have organized religion on Pern. I figured - since there were four holy wars going on at the time of writing - that religion was one problem Pern didn't need.

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.

I'm very fond of the Talent series, and also the Crystal Singer trio.