Jacob Devlin

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Italo Calvino, Rick Riordan, Lewis Carroll, Carlo Collodi, J.M. Barrie

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When Jacob Devlin was four years old, he would lounge around in Batman pajamas and make semi-autobiographical picture books about an adventurous python named Jake the Snake. Eventually, he traded his favorite blue crayon for a black pen, and he never put it down. When not reading or writing, Jacob loves geeking out at comic book conventions and blasting Italian pop rock music in his car. He does most of these things in southern Arizona.

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Jacob Devlin Stepping away and diving into some other media source gets my imagination fueling again. I'm the kind of guy who finds a story in an abstract photo or…moreStepping away and diving into some other media source gets my imagination fueling again. I'm the kind of guy who finds a story in an abstract photo or a song. It also helps to stick my characters in the hot seat and "interview" them as if we were talking face to face. I do that a lot on my blog, not just to generate ideas but also because it's a lot of fun!(less)
Jacob Devlin Write, write, write! Similarly, read, read, read! Cultivate things that inspire you, but don't wait for inspiration to come. Make lists of your…moreWrite, write, write! Similarly, read, read, read! Cultivate things that inspire you, but don't wait for inspiration to come. Make lists of your favorite books, songs, TV characters, places, etc. Inspiration is everywhere. Don't wait for it. Create it. I also highly recommend falling into a good writing community or finding some honest, constructive critique partners with similar goals! If writing is in your heart, don't give it up.(less)
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As a writer, there have been a handful of creators I’ve really looked up to in different stages of my life: JK Rowling, Neil Gaiman, Sabaa Tahir, Jerry Bruckheimer, Lin-Manuel Miranda . . . people who pour their hearts and souls into a spark of an idea and nurture the flames until their blaze becomes bigger than them.


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Italo Calvino
“A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.”
Italo Calvino, The Uses of Literature

Italo Calvino
“Arriving at each new city, the traveler finds again a past of his that he did not know he had: the foreignness of what you no longer are or no longer possess lies in wait for you in foreign, unpossessed places.”
Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities

John Green
“It is easy to forget how full the world is of people, full to bursting, and each of them imaginable and consistently misimagined.”
John Green, Paper Towns

J.M. Barrie
“To die will be an awfully big adventure.”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Anthony Doerr
“Open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever.”
Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See

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