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All Quotes by author - Margaret Stohl
" Alden Ehrenreich is a drama nerd, and Alice Englert is indie girl. They're so cool in the way that our characters are cool. "
" Anyone who says that writing for children or teens is easier than writing for adults has never tried it, because they are so much more critical than adults. You cannot get anything past them. "
" At heart, I would have to say I'm a pantser. I fully embrace the chaos of letting the unintended happen, on life and on the page. "
" Han Solo would never wear the earring Harrison Ford wears. "
" I first read Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' as a teen in school, like you did. I read the book alone, eating lunch at my locker, neatly scored oranges my mother divided into five lines with a circle at the top, so my fingers could dig more easily into the orange skin. To this day, the smell of oranges reminds me of 'Mockingbird.' "
" If you look at 'Doctor Who,' it's a Time Lord in a blue box who travels around the universe. It's a silly concept, but it's one of the most brilliant, emotional experiences because it's sort of about what is humanity. "
" I grew up sitting in my closet waiting to go Narnia. "
" I like to make an outline or cards and then utterly ignore them. "
" I'm up at dawn. I practically fall asleep at dinner. "
" I think, to give our bookshelf a little credit, our area of the library and the bookstore has attracted stronger writers as it's started to thrive. "
" It's a fallacy that people think that today's teenagers are shallow or somehow less intelligent than in the past. "
" It's like how science fiction in the '50s was a way of talking about war without actually having to risk any political capital. The obvious metaphor is power and powerlessness, but I also think it's a way of experimenting with dangerous feelings in a safe arena and trying things out. "
" I was an obsessive fantasy reader from the time I could read at all. "
" I was the person who stayed awake reading by the nightlight until the scary shadows made me crazy. "
" I was very shy - I didn't speak to anyone outside of my family until the fourth grade. "
" I worked as a writer, lead designer, and creative director in the game industry. "
" I worked in videogames for 16 years before writing my first book in 2009. "
" My solo novel 'Icons' was optioned by Alcon Entertainment, the folks who made the 'Beautiful Creatures' movie, and that's gotten as far as a script, but no news yet. "
" Sam and Dean Winchester sitting on the top of the Impala sharing their feelings over a beer is a reward worth driving any 'Supernatural' demon away - but in real life, they'd have crippling co-dependency issues. "
" The Lowcountry traditionally is a logical place where the big ships stopped and brought new things in from the ocean, and the islands have a mystical tradition. It is such a visual place, too, with these iconic villages with the Spanish moss and the village and historical homes and the coast. "
" The privilege, and the challenges, of taking on Black Widow have never been lost on me. I worked on the first 'Spiderman' game as well as 'Fantastic Four,' and I had always wanted to be able to tell more of a character-driven comic book story than was possible to fit into a game narrative. "
" We kept my middle schooler home from school for three days before we turned in our final draft because she was so mean and so brutal at editing out all the cheesy bits. She would roll her eyes and make fun of us, and it was what we needed. "
" We love what we love, and shared fandoms bring people of all ages and backgrounds into one great tribe. "
" When you're writing about superpowers, you're writing about power. When you're writing about immortals, you're writing about mortality. "
" Writing is the easy part. The 'getting it right' part is harder. "
" You better have your story down before you take it to a teenager. "
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