Quotes for 2020 #15

A new year, A whole new decade. A daily series of quotes from my favorite authors. Just for the hell of it…

Today’s words of slightly damning wisdom come form the much missed master of heroic Fantasy David Gemmell. A writer who’s attention to character was sublime.  A former journalist and newspaper editor, Gemmell had his first work of fiction published in 1984. He went on to write over thirty novels. Gemmell’s works display violence, yet also explore themes of honour, loyalty and redemption. There is always a strong heroic theme but nearly always the heroes are flawed in some way. With over one million copies sold, his work continues to sell worldwide.

Reading his work as a teenager taught me more about writing characters than any other writer ever has, no one is beyond redemption, and no one is as pure as driven snow, and its the shades of grey that make us human…

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