Author Quotes about Writing a Novel

Katherine Anne Porter postage stampHow do authors write their novels? I’ve included some examples. Who are plotters and who are pantsers?

Katherine Anne Porter said, “If I didn’t know the ending of a story, I wouldn’t begin…I always write my last line, my last paragraphs, my last page first.”

 

AnthonyBurgess photo with cigar“I start at the beginning, go on to the end, and then stop.” Anthony Burgess

 

 

 

 

Vladimir Nabokov with kittenVladimir Nabokov used index cards to lay out the story, then he expanded and rearranged the cards before he started writing the novel.

 

 

Somerset Maughham 3 rules quote & photo

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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.

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