“I find that I do my best writing when I tune everything else out.”
“If you keep writing down and shaping thoughts, eventually there’ll be a book. It’s not magic, it’s labor.”
“Show your work to people, so they can say to you, it’s not working, and somehow just being told that is soothing, instead of your own doubts and your own shame.”
“Reading poetry every day makes your language more fluid. It makes you more attuned to the weight of words and more conversant with image and metaphor.”
“I knew what a ‘McGuffin’ was before I could divide fractions.”
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“Good writing is what happens when you stop thinking about the writing itself and think more straightforwardly about what it is you’re trying to say.”