Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

As always, Staci Troilo’s “Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links” post is AWESOME. Do yourself a favor–check it out! And then share far and wide so others can enjoy it, as well. Thanks, and thanks, Staci, for another great recap. (I really love the Gaiman quote, too. He’s a favorite of mine.)

Staci Troilo

Ciao, amici! The days are passing with dizzying speed. Makes me think of warp drives and worm holes (since I’m in sci-fi mode these days) but my series is decidedly grounded on our planet. Doesn’t mean I won’t take to the stars later, but as for now, no space operas. Just alien invasions.

There’s a reason sci-fi and fantasy get lumped together so often. They both require suspension of belief and extensive world-building. My love for this type of writing started back before I could even read. It started with fairytales. Today’s quote is another by Neil Gaiman (the guy seriously says a lot of profound stuff).

Fairy tales are more than true:
not because they tell us that dragons exist,
but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.

I’m having so much fun slaying my dragons. And I don’t just mean literary monsters. I think writers battle…

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