The trouble with fiction is that it makes too much sense, whereas reality never makes sense.
Write one good clean sentence and put a period at the end of it. Then write another one.
One must be ruthless with one’s own writing or someone else will be.
There’s no such thing as writer’s block. That was invented by people in California who couldn’t write.
Maybe the hardest thing in writing is simply to tell the truth about things as we see them.
I think it’s terribly dangerous for an artist to fulfill other people’s expectations. They generally produce their worst work when they do that.
Style is a very simple matter; it is all rhythm. Once you get that, you can’t use the wrong words.
Anytime you write something, you go through so many phases...“I'm a Fraud' phase.” ...“I'll Never Finish” phase. And...once in a while you think, “What if I actually have created what I set out to create, and it's received as such?”