The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.
When you're not concerned with succeeding, you can work with complete freedom.
You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.
End with an image and don't explain.
You're only given one little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. Just do it and the confidence will follow.
If your book doesn't keep you up nights writing it, it won't keep anyone up nights reading it.
—James A. Michener
If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.