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Jane Yolen

  • Fish are not the best authority on water.

  • Wood may remain twenty years in the water, but it is still not a fish.

  • Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up.

    • Jane Yolen,
    • in Writer's Digest ()
  • Growth in the ability to write comes in spurts.

    • Jane Yolen,
    • in Writer's Digest ()

Jane Yolen, U.S. children's and science fiction writer

(1939)

Full name: Jane Hyatt Yolen.