The most extraordinary thing about writing is that when you've struck the right vein, tiredness goes. It must be an effort, thinking wrong.
This is what I love about novels, both reading them and writing them. They jump into the abyss, to be with you
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.
There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you've been to college.
Nothing college writing
Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days nothing else matters.
I begin with writing the first
sentence—and trusting to Almighty
God for the second.
Writing is like sex. First you do it for love, then you do it for your friends, and then you do it for money.