Literary Birthday – 9 July – Glen Cook


Happy Birthday, Glen Cook, born 9 July 1944

Nine Quotes

  1. Morning is wonderful. Its only drawback is that it comes at such an inconvenient time of day.
  2. Every ounce of my cynicism is supported by historical precedent.
  3. Where there is no waste, there is no want.
  4. Rich men have dreams. Poor men die to make them come true.
  5. The main advice I’ve given every beginning writer I’ve ever talked to is, ‘Do it’. You’ve got to stop talking about it and sit down and do it. Put your ass in front of a computer and do it.
  6. Consistency is the sign of a narrow mind.
  7. The only characters I’ve made to resemble real people have been grotesques.
  8. Books are nothing but repositories for those lies the author wants his reader to believe.
  9. Write. Don’t talk about writing. Don’t tell me about your wonderful story ideas. Don’t give me a bunch of ‘somedays’. Plant your ass and scribble, type, keyboard. If you have any talent at all, it will leak out despite your failure to pay attention in English.

Cook is a contemporary American science fiction and fantasy writer. He is best known for The Black Company and Garrett P.I. fantasy series.

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by Amanda Patterson