—G. K. Chesterton
Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.
The function of science fiction is not always to predict the future but sometimes to prevent it.
Writing is finally about one thing: going into a room and doing it.
It doesn't matter how many great book ideas you have in your head if you can't finish writing one.
Tell a story! Don’t try to impress your reader with style or vocabulary or neatly turned phrases. Tell the story first.
Maybe the hardest thing in writing is simply to tell the truth about things as we see them.
Your naked body should only belong to those who fall in love with your naked soul.
You want to write a sentence as clean as a bone. That is the goal.
The writer's job is to get the main character up a tree, and then once they are up there, throw rocks at them.
I try to create sympathy for my characters, then turn the monsters loose.