Jane Yolen on Creativity, Productivity, and Returning to Scotland

Cat Rambo
1 min readMar 23, 2022

I had the great pleasure of interviewing Jane Yolen, author of literally hundreds, perhaps thousands, of books, poems, and stories. This was such a joy of an interview that I wanted to pull out some of my favorite quotes.

On writing: “The whole thing about writing is paying attention. As writers you have to pay attention to the world. To the world around you, to the larger world, to the inner world. If you’re not paying attention, that poem, that story, that song, that novel will disappear.”

Cat Rambo

World Fantasy and Nebula-nominated speculative fiction writer/editor. I read and write a lot.