Happy Birthday, Dana Stabenow, born 27 March 1952
- To be a writer is to embrace rejection as a way of life.
- I get up at 5:30 a.m. every morning, I’m at work at my computer by 7 a.m. I write 10 pages a day, every day, no exceptions except for days when I have to look at copy edits or do line edits of pass proofs or print out a manuscript.
- The blogosphere rewards no-holds-barred smartassery.
- The library is what keeps us a step ahead of the apes.
- Keep writing. Write every day, even if it’s only one paragraph a day. That’s one paragraph more than you had the day before, and by the end of the month you might have a chapter. If you don’t use your skills, you’ll lose them, and then you’ll truly never get published.
- Science fiction is the agent provocateur of literature.
- When you put four Alaskans into a room, you have five marriages, six divorces, and seven political parties.
- Writing is a job like any other in that to get paid, you must produce. So I make sure I produce.
Dana Stabenow is an American author of science fiction, mystery, suspense, and historical adventure novels. She is the author of The Kate Shugak Series (which began with A Cold Day for Murder), The Liam Campbell Series, The Silk and Song Trilogy, and The Star Svensdotter Series.
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