Don’t be seduced into thinking that that which doesn’t make a profit is without value.
– Arthur Miller
You write in order to change the world. If you alter, even by a millimeter, the way people look at reality, then you can change it.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
I think most writers, even the best, overwrite. I prefer to underwrite. Simple, clear as a country creek.
There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it’s like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges.
If you are not afraid of the voices inside you, you will not fear the critics outside you.
I’m a writer and, therefore, automatically a suspicious character.
All writers have this vague hope that the elves will come in the night and finish any stories.
It’s the kind of thing that can happen when you spend too much time bottled up inside your own head.