Engrave this in your brain: EVERY WRITER GETS REJECTED. You will be no different.
If you want me to treat your ideas with more respect, get some better ideas.
I didn't mind getting old when I was young. It's the being old now that's getting to me.
I am not responsible for actions of the imaginary version of me you have inside your head.
Part of what makes us human is what we mean to other people, and what people mean to us.
Don’t discount that part of who he was just because you didn’t know it. None of us are all of who we are to any one person.
Now, you may think that this is some sort of generalized hatred that I will carry for the lot of you. Let me assure you that this is not the case. Each of you will fail, but you will fail in your own unique way, and therefore I will dislike each of you on an individual basis.
You would rather face a life without me than to have me choose a life I would not choose for myself.
Sooner or later the Narrative will come for each of us.
If your social consciousness seems stuck in 1975, 2014 is gonna be a rough ride.
It's easier to miss her at a cemetery, where she's never been anything but dead, than to miss her at all the places where she was alive.
When you're a teenager and you're in love, it's obvious to everyone but you and the person you're in love with.
I did two things on my seventy-fifth birthday. I visited my wife's grave. Then I joined the army.
Star Wars is not entertainment. Star Wars is George Lucas masturbating to a picture of Joseph Campbell and conning billions of people into watching the money shot.
In other words, crew deaths are a feature, not a bug," Cassaway said, dryly.
Never anger a sci-fi writer. These people destroy entire planets over lunch. Imagine what they'll do to you.
There's a difference between the fact that the universe is inherently unfair on a cosmic level, and the fact that life is unfair because people are actively making it so.
The story of how I left Huckleberry begins -- as do all worthy stories -- with a goat
Reddit is not a public utility or a public square; its a privately owned space on the Internet.
Do what you need to do and enjoy life as it happens.
I do think people of good will can have different opinions but still be coming not from a place of malice.
I will not let my sales figures dictate what I say on the blog, because the blog is what I want to say.
I grew up in southern California in the 80s. Yes, I am a walking cliche.
The more I want a book to be done, the faster I type because I just want to get it out.
As a reader, I have a very short attention span and a low tolerance for boredom, and I find that comes in handy with my writing. If I get bored writing something, I pity the people who will then try to read it.
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