Music in Your Words

“If you do not hear music in your words, you have put too much thought into your writing and not enough heart.” – Terry Brooks, from ‘Sometimes the Magic Works: Lessons from A Writing Life.’

Found this quote in a book I bought this week from my favourite local secondhand bookstore. The bookstore is closing at the end of the month. The owner is moving to another town. Whatever books are still left after her 70% off sale will be taken to GoodWill, to whatever fate befalls them there. She has some really lovely old books. It is a shame for them to be abandoned. I can’t take more books. I’ve already got my family complaining about the books I have here. But it does seem sad for books to become homeless.

Anyway, I bought the Terry Brooks book because of the sale. It was one I had wished to buy before but decided not to for reasons of budget and space. Now I just have to find space for it.

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