Kay Kenyon

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Kay Kenyon is a fantasy and science fiction author. Her latest works are The Dark Talents novels, a trilogy of psi-Talents, Nazi conspiracies, and espionage in 1936 Europe. ("Riveting." --Publishers Weekly) The trilogy begins with At the Table of Wolves.

Other fantasy novels include Queen of the Deep and A Thousand Perfect Things. Her science fiction has been shortlisted for the P.K. Dick, the John W. Campbell, and the American Library Reading list awards. Recent short story collections are Worlds Near and Far and, Dystopia: Seven Dark and Hopeful Tales. Connect with her at http://www.kaykenyon.com.
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Kay Kenyon Please excuse the tardy answer! Yes, A Thousand Perfect Things is. I felt that Tori Harding's story was finished by the end. But I do always try, at a…morePlease excuse the tardy answer! Yes, A Thousand Perfect Things is. I felt that Tori Harding's story was finished by the end. But I do always try, at a book's conclusion, to give a sense of the characters moving forward, living complete lives beyond the defining events of the story, the most memorable challenge of their lives. When I do this, sometimes readers feel there may be sequel in store. Not this time! My next work will be a series, though.(less)
Kay Kenyon I am so late in answering. Somehow I never got a notice from Goodreads on questions. Anyway, apologies! I don't consider that I ever have writer's blo…moreI am so late in answering. Somehow I never got a notice from Goodreads on questions. Anyway, apologies! I don't consider that I ever have writer's block, at least not in the sense most people mean it. I sometimes struggle *between* books, unable to decide what to write next. But when I have a work in progress, I set weekly page goals and then I write whether it is any good or not. And then, if indeed the scene never warmed up and took off, I just revise it extensively. (less)
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Feedback on your novel: A closer look

Feedback on your fiction is, on the surface of it, a sensible thing. You’re writing for readers, and people reading your draft and giving opinions is bound to be helpful, right?


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“The student asks: If my redstone necklace had every view of every veil that ever brightened, would I be wise? The master answers: If I had a thousand pieces of a priceless vase, would I be rich?”
Kay Kenyon, City Without End

“Tori gazed out on the calm Ancific Ocean across which, incredibly, she would be taking a coach.”
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“We must love all of creation, not only what is common. A god may have the head of an elephant, after all.”
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“We must love all of creation, not only what is common. A god may have the head of an elephant, after all.”
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“Tori gazed out on the calm Ancific Ocean across which, incredibly, she would be taking a coach.”
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“He had always thought that death was black nothingness, but he had not counted on being awake for it.”
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“It was always easy to think that happiness and wisdom lay in the shadows, in places that have never yet been seen.”
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