--George Bernard Shaw
Don't say the old lady screamed. Bring her on and let her scream.
The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in shock-proof shit-detector—the writer's radar...all great writers have had it.
Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. Just do it and the confidence will follow.
A character is defined by the kinds of challenges he cannot walk away from.
My advice to young writers is to read. Find an author whose attitude you share and study the author’s work. Learn by imitating until you find your own voice, keeping in mind that style comes out of attitude.
If someone can talk you out of being a writer, you're not a writer.
I don't try to guess what a million people will like. It's hard enough to know what I like.