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There are a lot of people out there who will write books, in which everything turns out nicely and the bad guys lose, the good guys win, the boy gets the girl and they live happily ever after. There's a million books like that and if that's the comfort you're looking for, you should read those books and not my books because that's not the kind of book that I am interested in.
I work for two years on a book and it comes out and two days later I've got my first e-mail: When is the next one coming out?
Not all books are for all people. We read for different reasons.
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.
With a book I am the writer and I am also the director and I'm all of the actors and I'm the special effects guy and the lighting technician: I'm all of that. So if it's good or bad, it's all up to me.
I believe that a writer learns from every story he writes, and when you try different things, you learn different lessons. Working with other writers, as in Hollywood or in a shared world series, will also strengthen your skills, by exposing you to new ways of seeing the work, and different approaches to certain creative challenges.
I believe that women are many different types of people.
There are brave women, there are cowardly women, there are altruistic women, there are selfish women. Most people are a combination of the same.
The only time a man can be brave is when he is afraid.
There are some examples of medieval kings who were terrible human beings but were nevertheless good kings.
An awful lot of fantasy, and even some great fantasy, falls into the mistake of assuming that a good man will be a good king, that all that is necessary is to be a decent human being and when you're king everything will go swimmingly.
You can't just pick people for their hair color or the shape of their face.
You have to go with the best actors.
I don't know if I have any particular views about women in positions of power, though I do think it's more difficult for women, particularly in a Medieval setting. They have the additional problem that they're a woman and people don't want them in a position of power in an essentially patriarchal society.
Of course it's not enough to be a good man to be an effective ruler and it never has been.
The odd thing about being a writer is you do tend to lose yourself in your books. Sometimes it seems like real life is flickering by and you're hardly a part of it. You remember the events in your books better than you remember the events that actually took place when you were writing them.