There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress.
The road to hell is paved with adverbs.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
The road to hell is paved with leeks and potatoes
The road to Hell is paved with unbought stuffed dogs.
If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.
It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.
Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness.
If you don't have the time to read, you don't have the time or the tools to write.
A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.
I try to leave out the parts readers skip.
Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
Easy reading is damn hard writing.
You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
The scariest moment is always just before you start.
Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout with some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.