Carve out a regular ‘writing time’ and don’t make excuses. If you can’t commit to your own writing, why should anyone else commit to it?
I want to write about people I love, and put them into a fictional world spun out of my own mind, not the world we actually have, because the world we actually have does not meet my standards.– Philip K. Dick
Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.
Good prose should be transparent, like a window pane.
I think writing really helps you heal yourself. I think if you write long enough, you will be a healthy person. That is, if you write what you need to write, as opposed to what will make money, or what will make fame.
The creation of a single world comes from a huge number of fragments and chaos.
– Hayao Miyazaki
I went for years not finishing anything. Because, of course, when you finish something you can be judged.
– Erica Jong
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.
– Joss Whedon
You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.
By now, it is probably very late at night, and you have stayed up to read this book when you should have gone to sleep. If this is the case, then I commend you for falling into my trap. It is a writer’s greatest pleasure to hear that someone was kept up until the unholy hours of the morning reading one of his books. It goes back to authors being terrible people who delight in the suffering of others. Plus, we get a kickback from the caffeine industry…-Brandon Sanderson