Life is problems. Living is solving problems.
I'm a huge fan of Cabernet and Bordeaux, and am passionate about Pinot Noir and Burgundies.
A hero is someone who simply got too frightened to use his good sense and run away, then somehow lived through it all.
But for the most part, love is a recognition, an opportunity to say, 'There is something about you I cherish.
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. It’s your choice.
Every person you encounter, whom you interact with, is there to teach you something. Sometimes it may be years before you realize what each had to show you.
Never accept the proposition that just because a solution satisfies a problem, that it must be the only solution.
Never underestimate the potential for human stupidity when wealth and power are at stake.
There is no idea so brilliant or original that a sufficiently-untalented writer can't screw it up.
The brave man is not the one without fear but the one who does what he must despite being afraid. To succeed, you must be willing to risk total failure; you must learn this.
Old habits are hard to forget, and old fears are habits.
You would do well to know, Marcus, that irritating a better swordsman than yourself is a good way to end up dead.
Don't assume the world evolved in the order in which you discovered it.
You can't succeed unless you're willing to risk failure
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.
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.
Writing is hard work; its also the best job Ive ever had.
More men have been defeated by reports than all the steel of all the swords in history.
ATLANTA NIGHTS is sure to please the reader who enjoys this sort of thing.
In the end, my reasons for moving down the timeline and introducing a new cast have more to do with keeping myself entertained, on the assumption that if I get bored, my readers are going to be even more bored.
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.
The real secret of magic is that there is no magic.
Jigsaw Lady is the working title of a science fiction novel I've had in my head for darn near 15 years. I think I'll start work on it next year (in all my spare time) but I'd like to get it finished some day.
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.
Neal had a couple of good ideas and they fit nicely, so that's the way I decided to go.
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