Goodkind in 2005
|Born||1948 (age 68â€“69)
Omaha, Nebraska, US
|Genre||Epic fantasy, sword and sorcery|
|Notable works||The Sword of Truth|
Ever since I was really little, I've had characters that were in my mind.
I had to live this long, have the experiences I've had, to create what I do. I knew I wanted to write for years, but I had to be ready so I wouldn't blow it. The move to Maine was the final step.
After that, I came back every year. Everyone said, 'Well, when you retire you can move there.' But I said, 'Why should I live my whole life where I don't want to be.'
The first step to believing something is true is wanting to believe it is true… or being afraid it is.
Fantasy allows you bend the world and the situation to more clearly focus on the moral aspects of what's happening. In fantasy you can distill life down to the essence of your story.
It allows you to say things that sound very dramatic and get away with it. If you had characters in modern fiction say the same things as they're driving down the street in an Oldsmobile they'd sound ludicrous!