Literary Birthday – 1 April – Anne McCaffrey

Anne McCaffrey was born 1 April 1926, and died 21 November 2011.

Five Quotes

  1. A good story is a good story no matter who wrote it.
  2. Tell the readers a story! Because without a story, you are merely using words to prove you can string them together in logical sentences.
  3. Make no judgements where you have no compassion.
  4. I think writers need windows on a view to remind them that a whole world is out there, not the minutiae with which they might be dealing on a close scale.
  5. That’s what writing is all about, after all, making others see what you have put down on the page and believing that it does, or could, exist and you want to go there.

Anne McCaffrey was an Irish writer, best known for the Dragonriders of Pern series, which began with Dragonflight. She was the first woman to win a Hugo Award for fiction and the first to win a Nebula Award. Her 1978 novel The White Dragon was one of the first science-fiction books on the New York Times Best Seller list.

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by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 1st April 2015