Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
A good writer is basically a story teller, not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind.
—Isaac B. Singer
If you don’t turn your life into a story, you just become a part of someone else’s story.
Find the key emotion; this may be all you need to know to find your short story.
—F. Scott Fitzgerald
To finish is sadness to a writer—a little death. He puts the last word down and it is done.
I write one page of masterpiece to ninety one pages of shit. I try to put the shit in the waste-basket.
I don't try to guess what a million people will like. It's hard enough to know what I like.
Respect your characters, even the minor ones. In art, as in life, everyone is the hero of their own particular story.