I'm a practised writer now. But when I began, I had no idea what this was going to be. I just knew that there was something inside me that wanted me to tell who I was, and that would have come out even if I didn't want it.
A functioning, robust democracy requires a healthy educated, participatory followership, and an educated, morally grounded leadership.
Once a novel gets going and I know it is viable, I don't then worry about plot or themes. These things will come in almost automatically because the characters are now pulling the story.
People say that if you find water rising up to your ankle, that's the time to do something about it, not when it's around your neck.
John C. Hawkes
L. Lionel Kendrick