July 13th, 2004

Clarion, Day 38: Stuff costs

Sometimes I remember important advice that one of our instructors gave us that for some reason didn't make it into this blog. Here's one: stuff costs.

That was Nancy Kress's line. "Remember, people: stuff costs!" By which she meant: happy endings are not free. Your characters come out okay if you like, but if you want your reader to buy it, if you want your ending to feel right, your cast has to pay a price for what they get.

Stuff costs, people. Remember: stuff costs.
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