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Gail Godwin on Characters

     The characters that I write are all parts of myself and I send them on little missions to find what I don’t know yet. ~ Gail Godwin

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The all-important sentence

Not all sentences end up in novels and stories. But novels and stories consist of nothing but. Sentences are the bricks as well as the mortar, the motor as well as the fuel. They are the cells, the individual stitches. Their nature is at once solitary and social. Sentences establish tone, and set the pace. […]

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Ted Hughes on the power of words

“Because it is occasionally possible, just for brief moments, to find the words that will unlock the doors of all those many mansions inside the head and express something – perhaps not much, just something – of the crush of information that presses in on us, from the way a crow flies over and the […]

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