Author has written 19 stories for Greek Mythology, Chronicles of Narnia, Titanic, West Side Story, Harry Potter, How to Train Your Dragon, Les Misérables, Game of Thrones, A song of Ice and Fire, and Mad Max.
You can also find me on Ao3.
Have some sense and sensibility:
"...advice is only good or bad as the event decides."
-Jane Austen, Persuasion
"I hope when you have written a great deal more you will be equal to scratching out some of the past."
-Jane Austen in a letter to her niece Anna
On writer's block...
"(I am) not at all in a humor for writing; I must write on 'til I am."
-Jane Austen in a letter to her sister Cassandra
On using clichés...
"...that expression of 'violently in love' is so hackneyed, so doubtful, so indefinite...It is as often applied to feelings which arise from an half-hour's acquaintance, as to a real, strong attachment."
-Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
This isn't a Jane Austen quote, nor does it apply specifically to writing, but it is one of my favorites:
"It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it's only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn't. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something."
"What are we holding onto, Sam?"
"That there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo...and it's worth fighting for."
-The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
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