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Lynn Abbey

Lynn Abbey

A good editor-and I don't claim to be one-can deduce the ideal elements of a writer's style and story and administer the necessary guidance to trick the writer into revealing it.More Lynn Abbey [09/06/2007 12:09:00]
All authors are created equal, but, as the editor, I'm somewhat more equal than all the others.More Lynn Abbey [09/06/2007 12:09:00]
Before I was a writer I was a computer programmer.More Lynn Abbey [09/06/2007 12:09:00]
During the many centuries that magic, here on this planet, was presumed to have worked, there were at least as many theories as to how magic worked as there were cultures and religions.More Lynn Abbey [09/06/2007 12:09:00]
Editorial processes are subjective, based on what's available at a given moment in time, and ultimately unfair.More Lynn Abbey [09/06/2007 12:09:00]
Editors of open anthologies actively seek submissions from all comers, established and unknown. They are willing to read whatever the tide washes up at their feet.More Lynn Abbey [09/06/2007 12:09:00]
Every so often I'd be able to write a scene with greater flourish because I'd gotten lucky with my words as I was writing them down, but no surprises.More Lynn Abbey [09/06/2007 12:09:00]
Flaws of style and sequence would fairly leap off the page and the means to correct them would, too.More Lynn Abbey [09/06/2007 12:09:00]
For me, writing a short story is much, much harder than writing a novel.More Lynn Abbey [09/06/2007 12:09:00]
Gamers, especially the game masters, who are the primary audience for any game box, want precision because that's what the players want.More Lynn Abbey [09/06/2007 12:09:00]
I always make sure I have an escape clause that allows me to pull my name off a project if I have to abandon it.More Lynn Abbey [09/06/2007 12:09:00]
I construct timelines for each story and a master timeline for sequencing the stories in the volume.More Lynn Abbey [09/06/2007 12:09:00]
I do have a small collection of traditional SF ideas which I've never been able to sell. I'm known as a fantasy writer and neither my agent nor my editors want to risk my brand by jumping genre.More Lynn Abbey [09/06/2007 12:09:00]
I don't have any signed contracts right now, but my agent's out there shaking the bushes vigorously.More Lynn Abbey [09/06/2007 12:09:00]
I guess it's good to be known for something.More Lynn Abbey [09/06/2007 12:09:00]
I write sets of books, but I've also written a lot of orphans.More Lynn Abbey [09/06/2007 12:09:00]
I'm a writer first and an editor second... or maybe third or even fourth. Successful editing requires a very specific set of skills, and I don't claim to have all of them at my command.More Lynn Abbey [09/06/2007 12:09:00]
I'm always trolling for trivia.More Lynn Abbey [09/06/2007 12:09:00]
I'm not constrained by being a genre writer. Any story I can imagine, I can cast as a fantasy novel and probably get it published.More Lynn Abbey [09/06/2007 12:09:00]
I'm one of those writers who, when writing, believes she's god-and that she hasn't bestowed free will on any of her characters. In that sense there are no surprises in any of my books.More Lynn Abbey [09/06/2007 12:09:00]
I've got two degrees in medieval history.More Lynn Abbey [09/06/2007 12:09:00]
I've read short stories that are as dense as a 19th century novel and novels that really are short stories filled with a lot of helium.More Lynn Abbey [09/06/2007 12:09:00]
I've thought about writing in other genres, but my imagination just doesn't seem to lead me in other directions.More Lynn Abbey [09/06/2007 12:09:00]
If I want to write SF, I'll have to write it under another name.More Lynn Abbey [09/06/2007 12:09:00]
If you write, one of the questions you're always trying to answer is, Where do you get your ideas? And, if you write, you know how pointless a question this is and how difficult it is to answer.More Lynn Abbey [09/06/2007 12:09:00]

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