Wanting to be a writer and not wanting to be rejected is like wanting to be a boxer and not wanting to get punched.
I must write it all out at any cost. Writing is thinking. It is more than living, for it is being conscious of living.
Very few writers really know what they are doing until they’ve done it.
Most people can start a short story or novel. If you’re a writer, you can finish them.
When you’re writing, the most important thing, your north star, is the ending. Every word you write should be weighed against that, and if it isn’t contributing to your ending, it’s a sideline and should be omitted. Readers know instinctively when a writer doesn’t have and ending yet.
Finish your novel, because you learn more that way than any other.
To write well express yourself like the common people, but think like a wise man
If you are in difficulties in a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour it isn’t expecting it.
Write down who you were, who you are, and what you want to remember.
A writer never finds the time to write. A writer makes it. If you don’t have the drive, the discipline, and the desire, than you can have all the talent in the world, and you aren’t going to finish a book.