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Angels in America by Tony Kushner
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The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
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I'm aware that Tolkien is seen as the father of modern fantasy and that he essentially influenced every fantasy author who came after him. That's why his work came off as derivative to me: not because Tolkien was unoriginal, but because I've read sim ...more
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The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
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I feel like this isn't a book I can place a value on. By no means do I agree with everything written here. I see how Rand's ideas could be the justification for supremacist ideas and the persistence of inequality in the U.S. And yet there were parts ...more
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On Writing by Stephen King
“What is writing? Writing is telepathy.”
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“I believe the first draft of a book — even a long one — should take no more than three months…Any longer and — for me, at least — the story begins to take on an odd foreign feel, like a dispatch from the Romanian Department of Public Affairs, or something broadcast on high-band shortwave duiring a period of severe sunspot activity.”
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Honest, thoughtful, and sometimes wryly funny.

King doesn't sugarcoat the necessities of constant reading, discipline, and hard work. I'm immediately suspicious of wannabe writers who say they don't like to read. How pretentious is it to assume that
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Ursula K. Le Guin
“I do not care what comes after; I have seen the dragons on the wind of morning.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Farthest Shore

Yann Martel
“The world isn't just the way it is. It is how we understand it, no? And in understanding something, we bring something to it, no?
Doesn't that make life a story?”
Yann Martel, Life of Pi

Ayn Rand
“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it's yours.”
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

Yann Martel
“If we, citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination on the altar of crude reality and we end up believing in nothing and having worthless dreams.”
Yann Martel, Life of Pi

Stephen King
“The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”
Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

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