Tamora Pierce Quotes & Sayings

24 most famous Tamora Pierce quotes and sayings (writer). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

“Most important of all, there is no right or wrong way to write - there's only what works for you. I was taught to write every day, but I know a writer (a bestseller at that!) who only writes on weekends.”
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“One of the things I strive for is realism. I need to be as real as possible in the dilemmas my characters face.”
“Teen problem novels? I can go through them like a box of chocolates. And there are fantasy books out now that need a lot more editing. Fantasy got to be so popular that people began to think 'We don't need to be as diligent with the razor blade,' but they do.”
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“We live in a dark time. Books are as dark as what is available to teenagers through the media every day.”
“After I recovered from 'Lioness', I wanted to write something about animals because I really like mythical creatures, especially dragons. At 12, I was one of those semi-recluses who did better with animals than people. Out of that, came the character, Daine, who could communicate with animals.”
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“Anyone who tells you they don't need to rewrite, they're usually the ones who need it worst.”
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“I believe that we haven't begun to understand the many forces that bind the physical world, any more than we understand our own minds and what they're capable of.”
“I don't write from dreams because I don't remember mine, but I had a fragment of an image left about twins, whose father was telling them how their lives were going to go for the next eight years. I wrote a scene about that, and then another and then another and then another, and after five months I had 732 pages.”
“I've written short stories in first person, but you have so much more control writing in third person. Third person, you know what everybody's thinking. First person is very limiting, and I could never sustain a first person novel before.”
“If you aren't having fun, if you aren't anxious to find out what happens next as you write, then not only will you run out of steam on the story, but you won't be able to entertain anyone else, either.”

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