Anne McCaffrey Quote for Writers

Anne McCaffrey with dragon in handAnne McCaffrey said, “Tell me a story! Because without a story, you are merely using words to prove you can string them together in logical sentences.”

Wikipedia states, “Anne Inez McCaffrey was an American-born Irish writer, best known for the Dragonriders of Pern science fiction series.

How many of you have read McCaffrey’s books?


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For over twenty-five years, I've taught elementary grades, high school, and county special education classes. Now I am a field supervisor for teachers working toward their teaching credentials. I also teach writing classes in Dublin and Pleasanton, California. I have won 5 awards in short story contests, My stories are published in The California Writers Club Literary Review, and several anthologies including four times in Las Positas College collections. I have several book projects, but the two that have my immediate attention are HADA'S FOG, which is women's fiction, LILLI, a YA novel, and NORMAN IN THE PICTURE, a paranormal mystery. I have published an anthology WRITTEN ACROSS THE GENRES that includes writings from members of my writing classes and other writers. It's available on Amazon and Kindle.

2 thoughts on “Anne McCaffrey Quote for Writers”

  1. Now you know I have. Anne MacCaffrey and her Pern series are the impetus for me writing my novel, The Keepers of Éire. What’s not to like? Dragons, dragons, and more dragons. Oh, and their human riders with a plethora of drama to engage the reader.
    My favorite character from her series is Lord Jaxom who impresses white Ruth—a runt of a dragon by Pern’s standards but not in Jaxom’s eyes. Lord Jaxom must balance his desire to be a dragonrider with his duty to be a Lord Holder. Jaxom and his dragon Ruth are destined for great things.
    I named my first Pomeranian Jaxom.


    1. Yes, Jordan, I do know you have and I thought of you when I saw McCaffrey’s quote. Then I found the photo of her holding a dragon and of course, it was like you and Grayson and all your dragons, dragons, dragons. Thanks for commenting.


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