Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Imagination is like a muscle. I found out that the more I wrote, the bigger it got.
—Philip José Farmer
A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way.
When you don’t feel that your feet are quite touching the bottom, you’re...in the right place to do something exciting.
I am not responsible for the ideas and opinions that my characters express.
Revenge is a dish best served published!
Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler's heart, kill your darlings.
There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
—W. Somerset Maugham
Don’t worry about what your mother thinks of your language.
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
No one who loves life can ignore literature, and no one who loves literature can ignore life.
An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.
Happiness is pursuing work that sustains the spirit.
I have rewritten, often several times, every word I have ever published. My pencils outlast their erasers.
A writer is a world trapped in a person.
Those who never make mistakes lose a great many chances to learn something.
If you can amuse yourself for the length of time it takes to write a book, publishers and readers can and will come later.
Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It's the one and only thing you have to offer.