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Voyage of the Exiles by Patricia Hickman
"I read this book on the greyhound from sask to edmonton. Very good characters, mostly elievable.. its always hard to get a believable conversion but the author does a credible job. Good christian novel
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Voyage of the Exiles by Patricia Hickman
"This was a set of books that I just stumbled upon but for which I became consumed in for a while. "
Secrets from the Treadmill by Patricia Hickman
"Reading Secrets from the Treadmill did for me what the book encourages—it made me relax and reflect. I learned years ago that I have to say no to the great majority of things I’m asked to do, so I’m available to say yes to those few God wants me t..." Read more of this review »
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The Pirate Queen by Patricia Hickman
“Because of sorrow, my awareness of life's pulse is strongly detectable. It is syncopation while I journey, a lap of ocean in the eyes of every person I meet. This awareness informs the flesh of my stories. Grief has been an odd companion, at first a terror, but now I am all the better having accepted it for its intrinsic worth.”
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The Pirate Queen by Patricia Hickman
“I started out hoping to remind people at some point in the novel that we should be loving and kind. But then the theme usurped my life, spilling over into my novels until love was no longer a small voice, but now my purpose as a writer.”
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Patricia Hickman
“Because of sorrow, my awareness of life's pulse is strongly detectable. It is syncopation while I journey, a lap of ocean in the eyes of every person I meet. This awareness informs the flesh of my stories. Grief has been an odd companion, at first a terror, but now I am all the better having accepted it for its intrinsic worth.”
Patricia Hickman, The Pirate Queen

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“The conflict each day is whether to immerse in books or writing. I can't do one without the other, but I can't do both at the same time. It is the writer's paradox.”
Patricia Hickman, The Pirate Queen

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“While writing the first draft is an exercise in shutting down all of the things we think we know so that the story features come tumbling out, the revision is the end of the joy ride. We pull on the gloves and sort of poke around inside the body. Is that a tumor? Will that limb need amputation? I nearly second-guessed myself into heart failure while learning to self-edit.”
Patricia Hickman, The Pirate Queen

Haruki Murakami
“Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.”
Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

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“Facing the sagging middle when writing a novel, while inevitable, may be
overcome by pre-planning. I divide my collection of proposed scenes into three acts, each scene inciting tension that builds toward the final crisis in Act Three. If by Act Two the emotional river isn't spilling over the banks, I reassess the plot so that once the writing is flowing I don't slide into a dry creek. The central character should be struggling to navigate life well into the end of Act One, even if her fiercest antagonist is only from within.”
Patricia Hickman, The Pirate Queen

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