I actually feel that the different kinds of stories come out of different parts of my brain.
Hard to be a physics major at Rice University if you have flunked calculus. Elizabeth Moo
When a person responds emotionally to intellectual things, or emotionally only to traditional emotional things - I find that an interesting break between myself and some other writers and fans.
Empress of the Universe would be way too much work. I'd have to wear fancy clothes, probably including lady shoes with pointed toes, and could no longer slouch into the study in PJs and slippers. Someone would (avert!) straighten my desk. Someone would reorganize my yarn stash...in fact, they'd assi
I can become very emotional about math, although I'm not that good at it.
But in fantasy, you can make a complete break, and you can put people in a situation where they are confronted with things that they would not confront in the real world.
Normal' is a dryer setting.
I was writing fiction, but not finishing fiction.
It is not wrong to be different. Sometimes it is hard, but it is not wrong.
When I was quite young, she was working in a hardware store, so I grew up knowing about hardware.
There are relatively few science fiction or fantasy books with the main character being an old person.
One thing nobody can do better than you is be you.
In a novel, I could submerge my ego in a character's and let his perceptions take over. Elizabeth Moo
I've taught Sunday school, I've sung in the choir, I directed a choir. Elizabeth Moo
A tree is alive, and thus it is always more than you can see. Roots to leaves, yes-those you can, in part, see. But it is more-it is the lichens and moss and ferns that grow on its bark, the life too small to see that lives among its roots, a community we know of, but do not think on. It is every fl
I used to not back down from a challenge.
Sometimes I wonder how normal normal people are, and I wonder that most in the grocery store.
No, but a cello is the perfect string bass for an accordion. Works with it beautifully. Elizabeth Moo
This individual does not know where initiative ends and rocket-propelled idiocy begins.
One of my degrees was a science degree in biology.
Most eyes have more than one color, but usually they're related. Blue eyes may have two shades of blue, or blue and gray, or blue and green, or even a fleck or two of brown. Most people don't notice that.
It may be far in the future, but there's some kind of logical way to get from where we are to where the science fiction is.
Hard to be a physics major at Rice University if you have flunked calculus. Elizabeth
Now my mother, interestingly enough, was not a feminist in her own mind. Elizabeth Moo
No, but a cello is the perfect string bass for an accordion. Works with it beautifully.
I had, of course, no model for that sort of woman being married, but I can make that up as I go along.
Now my mother, interestingly enough, was not a feminist in her own mind.
Everything in my life that I value has been gained at the cost of not saying what I really think and saying what they want me to say.
I love biomedical science, I love astronomy, and you can't really do much with those in a fantasy setting.
There is simple ignorance, not knowing, and willful ignorance that refuses to know, that covers the light of knowledge with the dark blanket of bias.