Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.
Dream delivers us to dream, and there is no end to illusion. Life is like a train of moods like a string of beads, and, as we pass through them, they prove to be many-colored lenses which paint the world their own hue. . . .
Words are a lens to focus one's mind.
We see the world through the lens of all our experiences; that is a fundamental part of the human condition.
We do not see the lens through which we look.
In the perspective of every person lies a lens through which we may better understand ourselves.
I think the 50mm lens is an extremely good discipline lens; it requires you to see in a more refined way, not just tighter.
The bottom line always remains the same: What is the basic humanity of the character? How do I make them resonate with the reader?
I've always thought of myself as an organic writer, rather than a cerebral one. I feel my way along as I go, hoping I'll get to the place I intend to reach.
People who were more concerned with themselves and looking good to their readers then they were with the characters sacrificed a series for the sake of a story.
When someone writes to tell me something I've written made them laugh or cry, I've done my job and done it well. The rest is all semantics.
In general, shorter is better. If you can encapsulate your idea into a single captivating sentence, you're halfway home.
If a story isn't working, I'm simply unable to finish it. That's what usually tells me something is wrong.
Len and I had parted musical ways and this was one of the problems.
In these litigious times, if you're a beginner, it's becoming harder and harder to get your work to the people who might actually be able to hire you.
A writer writes. Period. No matter if someone is buying your work or not.
I always wanted to fire rays out of my fingertips.
I try not to violate what came before me and to leave lots of wiggle room for those who will follow.
I would like immortality.
When I got my first glimpse of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, my breath caught. In that single instant, he was Wolverine.
These days, it seems that if you're not already in place, you can't get there from here.
You can read a dozen different textbooks or how-to manuals that will tell you the basic rules of what makes a story - a beginning, a middle, and an end.
I realized the only thing I owed my audience was my own judgment and my own best effort.
Were there stories I wrote along the way that were terrible clinkers? God, yes. But they were all a product of their time, and I did the best I could.
Your home should be your home. People shouldn't be allowed to use whatever crazy lenses they use to catch you waking up in the morning.
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