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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Macabre and fantasy, quotes by Edgar Allan Poe and Tracy Hickman inspire me

I had a great time participating last week, so I’m back again for this week’s hop.

Today’s question is: What is your favorite author quote and why?

I can’t pick one, but I did narrow the long list to two.

"They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~Edgar Allan Poe

Poe’s quote appeals to me not only because he is one of my favorite authors, but as a fantasy writer I continuously see the world through the eyes of a dreamer. Many, both writers and non-writers, ask me where I get my unusual ideas. My husband often thinks I was dropped on my head as an infant! I see magic in nature everywhere I turn and it would seem very boring if I lost that perspective.

"Don't seek to be published, seek to be read." ~Tracy Hickman

This quote helps me take a deep breath and refocus when the publishing industry overwhelms me. Some days it seems like a chaotic mess, expecting me to be capable of the incapable. Maintaining this perspective on a simple, clear goal helps me disregard the muck and consider what is really important--writing for the enjoyment of readers. On a side note, I hope he'll be at Dragoncon this year since I'm attending.

Please be sure to check the other great posts in today’s blog hop by clicking on the logo below.



diannehartsock said...

No one writes like Edgar Allan Poe. Love his stuff.

Roseanne Dowell said...

Great quotes

Megan Johns said...

Yes, great quote choices

angelikadevlyn said...

I love your perspective on magic, Marsha! Good to see you back.

(Dropped on your head! LOL)

I do like Poe's work, too. Great writer.

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