Carmen Giménez Smith (via mttbll)
I hate the term magic realism because it implies paradox, as if magic isn’t a part of realism when in fact it’s inside of the very threads of what’s real. It is not the magic world that is different, but the medium, the sensing apparatus. Realism is only half the story.
Benjamin Percy, in this ass-kicking interview by Matt Bell (via tmdwrites)
Story is boss. Story comes first and technique serves story. More than anything, I want to thrill my reader. I’ll do it in as artful manner possible, but my ultimate goal is simple, pure: get your heart slamming, wiggle you to edge of your seat, make you forget about this world and get caught up in another I built out of ink and paper.