The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions that have been hidden by the answers.
Sometimes good things fall apart, so better things can come together.
I write to find what I have to say. I edit to figure out how to say it right.
The best stories don’t come from good vs. bad but from good vs. good.
A line of dialogue is not clear enough if you need to explain how it's said.
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.
If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.
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.
Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul.
—Joyce Carol Oates
Don't listen to people that say you can't write a novel. If I can write one, anyone can. Just make sure you have a great editor.