When I am writing,...
... I am most at home
in the lands of myth, and I find the more I write fantasy,
the closer I want to hew to the old and deep source material.
There I find real magic, the kind that touches heart and soul.
The kind from which come stories rousing and true. When I am
writing, I am learning. Learning about the sources, learning
about the kinds of tales I most love, those with the power to
thrill in the heart; stories that have, in one form or another,
enspelled listeners and readers down the generations. I long
to thrill, as those old tales can, and so I try to catch
some of that magic and shine it for others. To make my song
a coat, as Yeats has said, covered with embroideries, out
of old mytholgies....
Wizards of the Coast
Paperback: August 2002