“I was sure that I was going to write stories myself when I grew up. It’s important to put it like that: not ‘I am a writer,’ but rather ‘I write stories.’ If you put the emphasis on yourself rather than your work, you’re in danger of thinking that you’re the most important thing. But you’re not. The story is what matters, and you’re only the servant, and your job is to get it out on time and in good order.” –Philip Pullman, author of His Dark Materials trilogy

Ehhh!  So I couldn’t help myself! I had to post this quote for you! I figure this is pretty good stuff to read just before you sit down to write. 

Also don’t forget Query Tracker is hosting a pitch contest for PB/MG/YA only. Here is the link. It ends tomorrow morning! Today is the last day to enter! 


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6 responses to “

  1. Wow, that's a really good quote. The emphasis should always be on our stories. they are, after all, what the world is going to fall in love with – not us.

  2. Interesting quote…I hadn't thought about it that way before, but it makes sense. :-)Did you enter anything in Querytracker's contest????

  3. Yes I entered a few things to the QT contest! It was certainly a learning experience. I had not written a pitch until then, only queries. I hope to learn more. Always learning more.

  4. Hi and thanks for coming to my blog

  5. I love that quote! A new perspective on the author! And it is so true! It's not about me, it's about the story and the gift I can give the reader!

  6. An excellent quote you've shared for sure.

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