The ramblings, ideas and advice of a worm who likes books.

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“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
― Albert Einstein

“Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.”
― G.K. Chesterton

“Fear isn’t so difficult to understand. After all, weren’t we all frightened as children? Nothing has changed since Little Red Riding Hood faced the big bad wolf. What frightens us today is exactly the same sort of thing that frightened us yesterday. It’s just a different wolf.”
― Alfred Hitchcock

“Deeper meaning resides in the fairy tales told to me in my childhood than in the truth that is taught by life.”
― Friedrich von Schiller

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Whenever I come up with a story, it’s always some image, some picture that I see in my head that sparks the whole thing. Then come the characters, people with more life than I could ever show in a few thousand words.

But stories are not static characters on a backdrop. My greatest weakness as a writer is turning images into action, compelling plots with a beginning, middle, and end. That is what separates fiction from visual art. 

And, unfortunately, I cannot paint. So I’ll keep trying to put the right words in the right order until something extraordinary happens. And then another extraordinary something, and then another. An object in motion until it rolls gently, or crashes, to a stop.