Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Quotes of the week
Whatever you’re meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible.
My advice is not to wait to be struck by an idea. If you’re a writer, you sit down and damn well decide to have an idea.
Whatever you describe to another person is also a revelation of who you are and who you think you are. You cannot describe anything without betraying your point of view, your aspirations, your fears, your hopes. Everything.
Never treat your audience as customers, always as partners.
If your book doesn't keep you up nights writing it, it won't keep anyone up nights reading it.
—James A. Michener
I write only when inspirations strikes. Fortunately it strikes every morning at nine o'clock sharp.
—W. Somerset Maugham
We who tell stories should be modest about the job, and not assume that because the reader is interested in the story, they’re interested in who’s telling it. A storyteller should be invisible, as far as I’m concerned.