Never make the mistake of assuming the audience is any less intelligent than you are.
But with writers, there's nothing wrong with melancholy. It's an important color in writing.
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 fly, you have to give up the shit that weighs you down.
Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens. Most of my friends who are put on that diet have very pleasant careers.
You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
I don't want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.
My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.
A good #writer is basically a story teller, not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind.
—Isaac B. Singer