Raymond E. Feist Quotes.
I won’t say that writing is therapy, but for me, the act of writing is therapy. The ability to be productive is good for my mental health. It’s always better for me to be writing than vegetating on some couch.
Neal had a couple of good ideas and they fit nicely, so that’s the way I decided to go.
I’m a huge fan of Cabernet and Bordeaux, and am passionate about Pinot Noir and Burgundies.
One likes to think one grows as a writer as one ages, else all you get is an old young writer. Beyond that is the changing landscape of the universe and the stories I choose to tell.
Never accept the proposition that just because a solution satisfies a problem, that it mustп»ї be the only solution.
When you talk about fantasy, the usual problem is that whilst you’ve got the world of imagination, there are no controlling forces.
One likes to think one grows as a writer as one ages, else all you get is an ‘old’ young writer. Beyond that is the changing landscape of the universe and the stories I choose to tell.
I don’t write fantasy; I write historical novels about an imaginary place.
Mostly I’m writing about people, so I feel constrained to take with me my view of people, my curiosity about how people choose the things they do and why they come to certain decisions in a certain fashion and all the things that drive most writers.
I’ve never worried about ‘the reader’ because there isn’t one. There are thousands, and they all have strong opinions, from ‘Magician’ was the best ever,’ and I’ve gone downhill since to ‘The new book is the best ever,’ so to whom to I listen? So I write for myself and hope other people like it.
Often I’ll try things that just won’t happen the way I’d like them to, so hearing that they’re not working saves me some wear and tear the next time around.
There were two things going on: 1) I had already established in my own mind where I wanted to go with the next series, and having James around as a Grey Eminence would have complicated matters. He had had an amazing life and it was time to bid him good-bye.
The past can be a terrible weight bound to you by an unbreakable chain. You can drag it with you, forever looking over your shoulder at what holds you back. Or you can let it go and move forward. ItвЂ™s your choice.
Writing is hard work; it’s also the best job I’ve ever had.
As a kid, I sat transfixed watching Ray Harryhausen’s ‘7th Voyage of Sinbad.’
Writing is hard work; its also the best job Ive ever had.
Also, it’s risky to try to duplicate earlier success. Magician had a certain charm to it, mostly due to my choice of lead characters, that I would be hard put to duplicate.
I feel when a writer treats a character as ‘precious,’ the writer runs the risk of turning them into a comic book character. There’s nothing wrong with comic book characters in comic books, but I don’t write comic books.
Altruism accrues little benefit to those lying cold in the gutter.
Never underestimate the potential for human stupidity when wealth and power are at stake.
If I leave my computer, I’m probably not going to get back for hours. If I take a few minutes to answer questions and go web surfing, then guilt kicks in and I get back to work.
Life is problems. Living is solving problems.
There is no idea so brilliant or original that a sufficiently-untalented writer can’t screw it up.
You can only have one first born child. You may love all your children deeply and with passion, but there is something unique about the first born.
All the Midkemia stories are part of a ‘history of an imaginary place,’ so I’ve always known the cycle covered five rift wars. I just got to the end after 30 books. So there was no particular inspiration, save it was time to finish the whole shebang.