There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy.
The faster I write the better my output. If I'm going slow, I'm in trouble. It means I'm pushing the words instead of being pulled by them.
I try to leave out the parts readers skip.
We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.
The scariest moment is always just before you start.
You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere.
A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment, and in retrospection.
I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.
The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress.
I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I'm afraid of.
The road to hell is paved with leeks and potatoes
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.
Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say.
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on
A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
The road to Hell is paved with unbought stuffed dogs.
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.
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