A good novel editor is invisible.
Filmmaking can be a fine art.
I wanted to be a scientist. But I had no math skills.
In more recent years, I've become more and more fascinated with the indigenous folklore of this land, Native American folklore, and also Hispanic folklore now that I live in the Southwest.
Magic Realism is not new. The label's new, the specific Latin American form of it is new, its modern popularity is new, but it's been around as long as literature has been around.
My book collection is primarily in America, since that's where I've lived most of my life.
Read the folklore masters. Go to galleries. Walk in the woods. That's what you need to be an artist or storyteller.
Since fantasy isn't about technology, the accelleration has no impact at all. But it's changed the lives of fantasy writers and editors. I get to live in England and work for a New York publisher!
There have been a number of us working very, very hard to bring myth and fairy tales into public consciousness, through fantasy literature and other media. I hope we're succeeding in some small way.
There's that old adage about how there's only seven plots in the world and Shakespeare's done them all before.
We've always lived in dark times. There has always been a range of human experience from the sublime to the brutal, and stories reflect it. It's no less brutal now; each age has its horrors.
What I find interesting about folklore is the dialogue it gives us with storytellers from centuries past.
When I started in the business, there was a thing called adult fantasy, but nobody quite knew what it was, and most publishers didn't have an adult fantasy list. They had science fiction lists, which they stuck a little bit of fantasy into.