To read, write, and converse in due proportions, is, therefore, the business of a man of letters.
You only learn to be a better writer by actually writing.
What a writer wants to do is not what he does.
I don't think it is possible to give tips for finding one's voice; it's one of those things for which there aren't really any tricks or shortcuts, or even any advice that necessarily translates from writer to writer. All I can tell you is to write as much as possible.
I believe that in a good collaboration, the authors bring their strengths to the story; one author's strength cancels the other author's weakness, and back and forth it goes.
An artist's career always begins tomorrow
I don't pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about.
A man who is a genius and doesn't know it, probably isn't.
Don't take life so serious. It ain't no-hows permanent.
You are what you read.
The process of writing has something infinite about it. Even though it is interrupted each night, it is one single notation.
I can't help but to write, I have a inner need for it. If I'm not in the middle of some literary project, I'm utterly lost, unhappy and distressed. As soon as I get started, I calm down.
The secret of becoming a writer is to write, write and keep on writing.
When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing.
Writing eases my suffering . . . writing is my way of reaffirming my own existence.
A good style must, first of all, be clear. It must not be mean or above the dignity of the subject. It must be appropriate.
Readers, after all, are making the world with you. You give them the materials, but it's the readers who build that world in their own minds.
I want story, wit, music, wryness, color, and a sense of reality in what I read, and I try to get it in what I write.
The story is always better than your ability to write it. My belief about this is that if you ever get to the point that you think you've done a story justice, you're in the wrong business.
Write what you want to read. The person you know best in this world is you. Listen to yourself. If you are excited by what you are writing, you have a much better chance of putting that excitement over to a reader.
An old racetrack joke reminds you that your program contains all the winners' names. I stare at my typewriter keys with the same thought.
The idea is to get the pencil moving quickly.
The job of a storyteller is to tell stories, and I have concentrated on that obligation.
A writer lives, at best, in a state of astonishment. Beneath any feeling he has of the good or evil of the world lies a deeper one of wonder at it all.
An absolutely necessary part of a writer's equipment, almost as necessary as talent, is the ability to stand up under punishment, both the punishment the world hands out and the punishment he inflicts upon himself.
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