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Getting pigeon-holed by Dragons – TERRY PRATCHETT Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

Quotes for writersWe categorize too much on the basis of unreliable assumption. A literary novel written by Brian Aldiss must be science fiction, because he is a known science fiction writer; a science fiction novel by Margaret Atwood is literature because she is a literary novelist. Recent Discworld books have spun on such concerns as the nature of belief, politics and even of journalistic freedom, but put in one lousy dragon and they call you a fantasy writer.

Terry Pratchett

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5 comments on “Getting pigeon-holed by Dragons – TERRY PRATCHETT Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

  1. ann perrin
    November 24, 2013

    Love the idea of a lousy dragon though,

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  4. Kate McClelland
    November 6, 2016

    Reblogged this on Kate McClelland.

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