Do you think Elle Fanning could play Alice Wentworth
when they make a movie of THE LEGEND OF VICTOR STANDISH?
Hey, I can dream, right?
Do you think of your characters with faces of movie stars? Tom Selleck in QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER is who I think of when I write Samuel McCord.
We write of love. But do we do it so it touches the heart?
Neil Gaiman wrote :
“Have you ever been in love?
Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable.
It opens your chest, and it opens up your heart, and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.”
Being in love and writing of being in love. It's something they don't teach you in school. And Neil, being the genius he is, also wrote of that :
“I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you at school.
They don't teach you how to love somebody.
They don't teach you how to be famous. They don't teach you how to be rich or how to be poor.
They don't teach you how to walk away from someone you don't love any longer. They don't teach you how to know what's going on in someone else's mind. They don't teach you what to say to someone who's dying.
They don't teach you anything worth knowing.”
Oh, and with the New Year coming, I will let Neil Gaiman give my benediction for it :
“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness.
I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art --
write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can.
And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.”
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