If you’re trying to decide what to write and you have one idea that scares you because you don’ know what people will think of it… write that one.
All I need is a sheet of paper
and something to write with, and then
I can turn the world upside down.
I did what most writers do at their beginnings: emulated my elders, imitated my peers, thus turning away from any possibility of discovering truths beneath my skin and behind my eye.
The ability to write is quite different from the ability to tell a story. Of course if you do both equally well you can conquer the world.
One of the greatest moments for a writer is when the characters take control and write the story.
If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.
The trick is not becoming a writer. The trick is staying a writer.