Dor woke again as dawn came. The sun had somehow gotten around to the east, where the land was, and dried off so that it could shine again.
What kind of fool had he been, to throw away romance untried?
Adults had the notion that juveniles needed to suffer. Only when they had suffered enough to wipe out most of their naturally joyous spirits and innocence were they staid enough to be considered mature. An adult was essentially a broken-down child.
Happy children do not seem to grow up to be writers.
By all means. Swords have ever been the best servants of crazy men.
When yous steal from the library, you are preventing anyone else from reading that book, and the very notion makes me want to drop you in the Void.
I think it's a shame that something as creative and vital to the nature of the human species as story-telling is largely controlled by the soulless cretins known as publishers.
Being terrified but going ahead and doing what must be done that's courage. The one who feels no fear is a fool, and the one who lets fear rule him is a coward.
I maintain an ongoing survey of Internet Publishing and self publishing, so that it is now possible for any writer with a book to get it published at nominal cost or free, and to have it on sale at booksellers like Amazon.com.
At the time I wrote Xone I had never been on the Internet.
I wish my readers took less of my time - about a third of my working time goes to them - but I love and need them all.
I turned my home state of Florida into the Land of Xanth.
No novel is a clone of any preceding one, though with a background cast of characters and things that has grown to thousands, there are many familiar aspects.
Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker series also shows the potential of lighter fantastic fiction. I read the first, and listened to a tape of a later one, and it's fun.
I hope to read a Harry Potter novel soon, to see what it's all about. I admit to being annoyed that many good light fantasy writers have had trouble getting published, in England and elsewhere, when it is obvious the readers were waiting for us all along.