The terrible thing about being a writer is that you don’t decide to become one, you discover that you are one.
Go a little out of your depth, and when you don’t feel that your feet are quite touching the bottom, you’re just about in the right place to do something exciting.
I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed.
I want to write, but more than that, I want to bring out all kinds of things that lie buried deep in my heart.
Keep a notebook. Travel with it, eat with it, sleep with it. Slap into it every stray thought that flutters up in your brain. Cheap paper is less perishable than gray matter, and lead pencil markings endure longer than memory.
If an adverb became a character in one of my books, I'd have it shot. Immediately.
Writing is a delicious agony.