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#1. My writing works best when I remember that bookish child who adored reading and gear the work toward him. - Author: Bruce Coville
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#2. The first time I can remember thinking that I would like to be a writer came in sixth grade, when our teacher Mrs. Crandall gave us an extended period of time to write a long story. I loved doing it. I started working seriously at becoming a writer when I was seventeen. - Author: Bruce Coville
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#3. Gadfangled girl things, always robbed me of my common sense. - Author: Bruce Coville
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#4. When I was a kid, I read books that made me laugh but also made me shiver in terror. I wanted to make books that made other people feel the same way. - Author: Bruce Coville
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#5. Sometimes when you mend a chain, the place where you fix it is strongest of all ... Never was a chain that couldn't be broken. Sometimes its even a good idea. - Author: Bruce Coville
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#6. The first draft of a story is the writer's clay. - Author: Bruce Coville
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#7. I know what I'm going to write for the next three years. It's frustrating, because if I get a good new idea, I have to put it aside. - Author: Bruce Coville
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#8. Hey, Geekoid!" yelled Duncan Dougal, "Why do you read so much? Don't you know how to watch TV? - Author: Bruce Coville
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#9. If you don't jump, the wings never come. - Author: Bruce Coville
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#10. In terms of age, I think I've covered about as wide a range as is possible, having written everything from picture books to early chapter books to middle grade novels to YA to one adult novel - and having been editor and lead writer for a magazine for retired people! - Author: Bruce Coville
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#11. You should make someone a wonderful husband."
Even the tips of Jamie's ears were crimson now. But instead of retreating, he clenched his jaw and looked directly into her eyes.
"I suppose I would," he said. "Are you interested? - Author: Bruce Coville
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#12. Most of all, I love being a storyteller. And yes, I want to make a good living, but I'm not always driven by the best commercial sense. - Author: Bruce Coville
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#13. I am ignoring you. In fact, I think you are a figment of my imagination. - Author: Bruce Coville
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#14. Odds of a worm migration coming this way - about a billion to one. Odds of Elspeth improving her behavior without help - about the same. Sleep well, young friends. - Author: Bruce Coville
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#15. Time becomes very weird. Sometimes it seems as if the hours are rushing by in a blur, the moment of performance hurtling toward me. Other times the clock seems to poke along like a sloth with chronic fatigue syndrome. - Author: Bruce Coville
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#16. All these guys picking on smart kids and calling them geeks and dweebs are going to grow up and want to know why they don't do something about the terrible state the world is in. I can tell you why. By the time they grow up, most of the kids who realy could have changed things are wrecked. - Author: Bruce Coville
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#17. Like most people, I was not able to start selling my stories right away. So I had many other jobs along the way to becoming a writer, including toy maker, gravedigger, cookware salesman, and assembly line worker. Eventually, I became an elementary teacher and worked with second and fourth graders. - Author: Bruce Coville
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#18. Every book is like starting over again. I've written books every way possible - from using tight outlines to writing from the seat of my pants. Both ways work. - Author: Bruce Coville
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#19. Luster, bring me home. - Author: Bruce Coville
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#20. I grew up around the corner from my grandparents' dairy farm, which was three miles outside of a small town called Phoenix. - Author: Bruce Coville
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#21. I tend to be more of a novel writer. In fact, some of my novels started out as short stories, and I just got carried away! I think some of my best writing is in the short story form, but novels come more naturally to me. - Author: Bruce Coville
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#22. The real heroes are the librarians and teachers who at no small risk to themselves refuse to lie down and play dead for censors. - Author: Bruce Coville
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#23. Ideas are all around you - everything gives you ideas. But the real source is the part of your brain that dreams. - Author: Bruce Coville
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#24. Chains," said the Tinker, coming up behind her. "They bind us, whether we want them to or not. But a heart without chains would have nothing to hold it, might simply blow away. - Author: Bruce Coville
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#25. When I go into schools to speak, I am not giving a speech - it's really a one-man show. I call it 'didactic standup.' - Author: Bruce Coville
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#26. I like fixing things," he said as he worked. "The world is always breaking, here and there, this way and that. Fix a bit of it, and I feel like I'm helping. - Author: Bruce Coville
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#27. How in the world do you tellyour wife that her mother was born a unicon? - Author: Bruce Coville
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#28. Protective coloration ... you learn to use it to get along in the world if you want. Only I got sick of living in the box the world prescribed; it was far to small to hold me. So I knocked down a few walls. - Author: Bruce Coville
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#29. Still, the painful death of that unicorn had been satisfying to watch - Author: Bruce Coville
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#30. Family isn't blood," she said bitterly, continuing to back away. "Family is who loves you, who takes care of you. - Author: Bruce Coville
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#31. Travel safe, travel well. May those who have gone before be always with you. - Author: Bruce Coville
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#32. I feel like a very lucky person. From the time I was young, I had a dream of becoming a writer. Now that dream has come true, and I am able to make my living doing something I really love. - Author: Bruce Coville
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#33. Withholding information is the essence of tyranny. Control of the flow of information is the tool of the dictatorship. - Author: Bruce Coville
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#34. Wherever they may have come from, and wherever they may have gone,
unicorns live inside the true believer's heart.
Which means as long as we can dream, there will be unicorns. - Author: Bruce Coville
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#35. I loved teaching. I used to teach fourth grade. - Author: Bruce Coville
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