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...I make no apology about stirring the depths - every human longs to swim

...I make no apology about stirring the depths - every human longs to swim under water and see what lurks beneath ...
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

... my early writing was a silent fury - at what or whom, I had no idea - b

... my early writing was a silent fury - at what or whom, I had no idea - but I shut it in until it burned my bones and now, I've let it out...
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

...writing with ferocity is a gift, provided that ferocity is a monomaniaca

...writing with ferocity is a gift, provided that ferocity is a monomaniacal devotion to pursuing the truth ...
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

I was in the book, and the book was in my head, and as long as I stayed ins

I was in the book, and the book was in my head, and as long as I stayed inside my head, I could go on writing the book. It was like living in a padded cell, but of all the lives I could have lived at that moment, it was the only one that made sense to me.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

A short story is a sprint, a novel is a marathon. Sprinters have seconds to

A short story is a sprint, a novel is a marathon. Sprinters have seconds to get from here to there and then they are finished. Marathoners have to carefully pace themselves so that they don't run out of energy (or in the case of the novelist-- ideas) beca
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

I believe that what we want to write wants to be written

I believe that what we want to write wants to be written
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

Writingis therapeutic. It helps you cope with issues that seem gargantuan a

Writingis therapeutic. It helps you cope with issues that seem gargantuan at the time.The process of expressing yourself about a problem, editing your thoughts, andwriting some more can help you control issues that you face.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

Steven wrote to me today, saying, 'Don't you feel like sticking your head o

Steven wrote to me today, saying, 'Don't you feel like sticking your head out of the window and yelling, "I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M DOING!!!"' Yes, absolutely. Solidarity. Fear is always the same. Different worries with different scripts, but the same baselin
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

...the secret to writing is to get your own pain - shout it out till it hur

...the secret to writing is to get your own pain - shout it out till it hurts your throat - weep it into your pillow - then write it down ...
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

To become better writers we must become the best thieves and liars in the b

To become better writers we must become the best thieves and liars in the business. We slink around the pages of everyone else’s work and shove it into our pockets. Then we run home and try to make it our own.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

Get your story written, you always have the second and third draft to fix t

Get your story written, you always have the second and third draft to fix things like tense, 1st vs 3rd person, the exact right word, etc.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

I know its totally senseless to attempt to write something 'great' in a tim

I know its totally senseless to attempt to write something 'great' in a time where people seem mostly concerned with bashing each other heads in, there's only 1 bestseller a year that a 12 year old would find tedious, and the entire Human Race will probab
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago