13+ Nancy Kress Quotes On Friendship, Order

Fiction is about stuff that's screwed up. — Nancy Kress

Characterization is not divorced from plot, not a coat of paint you slap on after the structure of events is already built. Rather characterization is inseparable from plot. — Nancy Kress

There are two wrong reactions to a rejection slip: deciding it's a final judgment on your story and/or talent, and deciding it's no judgment on your story and/or talent. — Nancy Kress

What characters do must grow out of who they are, and who they are is, in turn, influenced by what you make happen to them. — Nancy Kress

Technology is Darwinian. It spreads. It evolves. It adapts. The most dangerous wipes out the less fit. — Nancy Kress

You think intelligence and grit can succeed by themselves, but I'm telling you that's a pretty illusion. — Nancy Kress

Every paragraph should accomplish two goals: advance the story, and develop your characters as complex human beings. — Nancy Kress

Changers are characters who alter in significant ways as a result of the events of your story. They learn something or grow into better or worse people, but by the end of the story they are not the same personalities they were in the beginning. Their change, in its various stages, is called the story's emotional arc. — Nancy Kress

Anything said in upper-crust British automatically sounded intelligent. — Nancy Kress

In commercial fiction especially, everything in the story usually contributes directly to the plot The shorter the story, the truer this is — Nancy Kress

Conflict is the place where character and plot intersect. — Nancy Kress

You must learn to be three people at once: writer, character, and reader. — Nancy Kress

Religious reverence for one's own job, even if the job is worth doing, is a sexual turnoff. — Nancy Kress

Life Lessons by Nancy Kress

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  1. Nancy Kress teaches us to think outside the box and explore the possibilities of science fiction and fantasy.
  2. She encourages us to consider the implications of technology and its effects on humanity.
  3. Through her work, Kress reminds us to always strive for creative solutions to the challenges we face in our lives.

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