And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
The road to hell is paved with adverbs.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say.
Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It's the one and only thing you have to offer.
The scariest moment is always just before you start.
The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress.
Easy reading is damn hard writing.
If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.
Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
Any writer worth his salt writes to please himself.
You have to write the book that wants to be written,
All the information you need can be given in dialogue.
Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it's the only way you can do anything good.
Most writers regard the truth as their most valuable possession, and therefore are economical in its use.
There's no such thing as writer's block. That was invented by people in California who couldn't write.
My own experience is that once a story has been written, one has to cross out the beginning and the end. It is there that we authors do most of our lying.
To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme.
Any writer worth his salt writes to please himself...It's a self-exploratory operation that is endless. An exorcism of not necessarily his demon, but of his divine discontent.
I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil.
Writers are always selling somebody out.
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