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Terry Brooks
January 8, 1944 -
Nationality: American
Category: Writer
Subcategory: American Writer

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.


I think I make better use of language and imagery than when I started out.


I haven't made up my mind about doing anymore Landover books.


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.


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.


A world in which elves exist and magic works offers greater opportunities to digress and explore.


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.


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.


My interests are different now than they were thirty years ago.


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.


We forget that what matters begins with the imagination.


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.


Even after Sword was published, I was still only thinking about the next book, Elfstones.


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.


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.


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.


Well, I think that as a country, we've drifted away from appreciating the importance of imagination.


When I was a kid, we had to rely on our imaginations for entertainment.


For a writer, its very attractive to stay in one world for a time.


What I want to write about has changed somewhat, and the scope of the storytelling has changed accordingly.


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