"French is the language that turns dirt into romance."
Stephen King

"The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe."
Gustave Flaubert

"A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking."
Jerry Seinfeld

"Publishing your work is important...The editor will say something, friends will mention it. You will learn."
Tim Cahill

"I had been struggling with how to create a child-like protagonist's voice without making it sound as though I was 'dumbing down' to the character. They are able to see events, people and places with an intensity and open mindedness that adults lack."
An Na

"The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and must therefore be treated with great caution."
J. K. Rowling

"Successful fiction does not need to be validated by 'real life'; I cringe whenever a writer is asked how much of a novel is 'real'."
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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