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