I write only when inspirations strikes. Fortunately it strikes every morning at nine o’clock sharp.
—W. Somerset Maugham
An age is called Dark not because the light fails to shine, but because the people fail to see it.
—James A. Michener
To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the inner music that words make.
Find the key emotion; this may be all you need to know to find your short story.
—F. Scott Fitzgerald
Write freely and as rapidly as possible and throw the whole thing on paper. Never correct or rewrite until the whole thing is down.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
Let the audience add up two plus two. They’ll love you forever.
Don’t write it right, just write it—and then make it right later.
It’s summertime and it is also vacation reading time!
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Enjoy the summer!
I wrote an awful lot before I wrote anything I was really happy with.
When I’m driving the highway by myself is when I write best.
To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard.
You are what you settle for.
The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.
– Marcus Aurelius
I made mistakes in #drama. I thought drama was when actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries.
If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.
The conscious mind is the editor, and the subconscious mind is the writer.
I can’t write without a reader. It’s precisely like a kiss—you can’t do it alone.
My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living.
I rewrote the ending of Farewell to Arms, the last page of it, 39 times before I was satisfied …
Keep a notebook. Travel with it, eat with it, sleep with it. Slap into it every stray thought that flutters up in your brain. Cheap paper is less perishable than gray matter, and lead pencil markings endure longer than memory.
I attended Balticon last weekend. The Best thing about it is the people.