Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Quotes of the Week
First requirement of the writer is the ability to concentrate for long periods of time. Second...the wish to do so.
—Joyce Carol Oates
You don't write a song to sit there on a page. You write it to sing.
You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'failure' is not falling down, but the staying down.
You start out playing rock 'n' roll so you can have sex and do drugs, but you end up doing drugs so you can still play rock 'n' roll and have sex.
If you feel safe in the area that you’re working in, you’re not working in the right area.
If you're not getting older, you're dead.
Don’t rush or force the ending… . All you have to know is the next scene, or the next few scenes.
You can’t be a good writer without being a good thinker. This is a depressing thought for a writer.