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A world in which elves exist and magic works offers greater opportunities to digress and explore.
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After all, you put a lot into creating a universe and everything that goes with it, and it seems a shame to use it only once.
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Anyway, several rewrites later, Del Rey Books did publish my first novel, and it did become the first work of fiction on the New York Times trade paperback bestseller list.
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But I am the same storyteller as always.
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Even after Sword was published, I was still only thinking about the next book, Elfstones.
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Fantasy is the only canvas large enough for me to paint on.
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For a writer, its very attractive to stay in one world for a time.
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Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys, and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination - think up a story and go live it for an afternoon.
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Hurt leads to bitterness, bitterness to anger, travel too far that road and the way is lost.
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I didn't want readers to have to make allowances for what they couldn't see, but to be able to say to themselves that the fabric of the magic detailed was perfectly believable.
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I fell off a ladder over Christmas and had to have surgery to rebuild my right knee.
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I had wanted to do a dark fantasy set in the present in our own world for some time, but I didn't have what I felt was the right vehicle.
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I have learned to do more with less, so you don't see the big books anymore.
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I haven't made up my mind about doing anymore Landover books.
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I knew that there would be gaps between each of the three books, and that there would be a beginning, middle and end.
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I might add that you change as a person as you grow older, so you change as a writer, too.
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I quit using adjectives and adverbs as if sheer numbers would make a difference.
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I remember one winter, when I was about five or six, I spent three days with another boy, tracking a bobcat that had been sighted in another county fifty miles away, but which I was sure had come into our neighborhood.
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I think I make better use of language and imagery than when I started out.
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I want to kick-start your imagination and let you discover the places it can take you.
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I want you, as a reader, to experience what I experience, to let that other world, that imaginary world that I have created, tell you things about the real world.
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I wanted the magic and the characters to be believable within the context of what we know and accept about the world around us.
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I wrote my first book, over a period of years, while I was going to school and practicing law, and I sent it to Lester del Rey at Ballantine after it was rejected by DAW.
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In bad weather, I spent hours drawing action figures on paper, coloring them, backing them on cardboard, then cutting them out and creating whole stories around their lives.
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In Running with the Demon, I wanted to say something about the nature of childhood, and what it's like to grow up in a small town.
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In seventh grade, I began reading everything I could find in science fiction - Isaac Asimov, Andre Norton, Robert Heinlein and Lester del Rey; the field was a lot smaller then.
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My breakthrough as a reader was when I discovered the European adventure story writers - Alexander Dumas, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Walter Scott, to name a few.
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My interests are different now than they were thirty years ago.
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On the other hand, I still approach each book with the same basic plan in mind - to put some people under severe stress and see how they hold up.
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One summer we played for a week at being Knights of the Round Table, using broom handles as swords and lances and metal garbage can lids as shields.
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Testing of self is a regular part of our own lives, so it seems natural to make it a part of the lives of my characters, as well, albeit on a much different level.
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The books I grew up reading were adventure stories, bigger than life, but with characters you could understand and admire.
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The books of High Druid make it clear that the Forbidding is an alternate version of the Four Lands, one in which its imprisoned denizens have shaped the landscape to mirror their own personalities and life habits.
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The Forbidding is the place to which the Elves and their allies consigned the demons and their ilk after a long struggle for dominance in the old world of Faerie, before the age of Men.
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The most obvious answer to this question is that when I began writing Sword of Shannara I was only thinking about the one book.
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The original artwork for the covers of the various books is either held by the publisher or in private collections.
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The thing they all had in common was that the stories were so large and wonderful and the worlds they wrote about were so compelling that weeks after reading one I was still living it and imagining how it might have been, wondering what the characters were saying to me about my own life.
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We are constantly being put to the test by trying circumstances and difficult people and problems not necessarily of our own making.
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We forget that what matters begins with the imagination.
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We hang onto something of the magic of children, but we cross over into realities that deny the truths of that magic as well.
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Well, I think that as a country, we've drifted away from appreciating the importance of imagination.
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What I want to write about has changed somewhat, and the scope of the storytelling has changed accordingly.
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What is interesting to me is how the characters respond, how they change and grow by facing what often seem overwhelming difficulties.
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When I was a kid, we had to rely on our imaginations for entertainment.
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Writing fantasy lets me imagine a great deal more than, say, writing about alligators, and lets me write about places more distant than Florida, but I can tell you things about Florida and alligators, let you make the connection all on your own.
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