write something worth reading or do something worth writing."
without pay until somebody offers to pay you. If nobody offers within three
years, sawing wood is what you were intended for."
wish to be a writer; write!"
– Greek Philosopher
"It is the
job of a writer to pay attention to detail."
is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a
mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is
that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the
monster and fling him to the public."
three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately no one knows what they are."
all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master."
if reached or not, makes great the life: try to be Shakespeare, leave the rest
or novelist wishes he were the only one who ever lived, but most of them wish
they were the only one alive, and quite a number fondly believe their wish has