"Ham-handed symbols. As Stephen Sondheim wrote, “Give us a break, Mr. Shephard!”" - Jessica Leader, author of Nice and Mean.
"I hate it when I get this totally amazing idea in the middle of the night, and it's like whoa, it's all the muses and all the gods speaking directly into my head. Then I fall asleep, and can't remember any of it when I wake up. My dreams have eaten my best ideas." - Saundra Mitchell, author of Shadowed Summer.
"Formulaic story lines used because they're basically a "sure" bet for success. " - Michelle Zink, author of Prophecy of Sisters.
Make sure you stop by on Tuesday to learn what the authors say they absolutely have to get right to make their stories believable.