If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.
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.
During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. —George Orwell And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.
Wear your heart on the page, and people will read to find out how you solved being alive.
The first draft is for the writer. The second draft is for the editor. The last draft is for the reader.
Play around. Dive into absurdity and write. Take chances. You will succeed if you are fearless of failure. —Natalie Goldberg
Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
Write freely and as rapidly as possible and throw the whole thing on paper. Never correct or rewrite until the whole thing is down.
When all else fails write what your heart tells you.
Marry somebody you love and who thinks you being a writer's a good idea.
My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.
When writing a novel, that's pretty much entirely what life turns into: 'House burned down. Car stolen. Cat exploded. Did 1500 easy words, so all in all it was a pretty good day.
If you can't do it with feeling - don't.