I sweat blood to make my style simple and stripped bare.
The writer is by nature a dreamer - a conscious dreamer.
Never use a long word where a short one will do.
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.
The third act must build in tempo and action until the last event, and then—that’s it. Don’t hang around.
You own everything that happened to you. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.
Write for yourself and yourself alone. Don’t try to please anyone else, and don’t be afraid of anyone.
Those who never make mistakes lose a great many chances to learn something.