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.
It is the greatest shot of adrenaline to be doing what you have wanted to do so badly. You almost feel like you could fly without the plane.
Remember, you’re as good as the best thing you’ve ever done.
Be willing and unafraid to write badly, because often the bad stuff clears the way for good, or forms a base on which to build something better.
Writing a book is like having an empty pool in the yard and every day going out and throwing in a cup of water to fill it.
aybe the hardest thing in writing is simply to tell the truth about things as we see them.
Whenever you write, whatever you write, never make the mistake of assuming the audience is any less intelligent than you are.
Don't be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value.
If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters; and whether it matters for ages or only for hours, nobody can say.