Writer’s Wisdom ~ Stephen King on the Relationship Between Writing and Reading

“Can I be blunt on this subject? If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” ~ Stephen King


Writer’s Wisdom ~ Write Every Day

Exercising is a good analogy for writing. If you’re not used to exercising you want to avoid it forever. If you’re used to it, it feels uncomfortable and strange not to. No matter where you are in your writing career, the same is true for writing. Even fifteen minutes a day will keep you in the habit. ~ Jennifer Egan

Writer’s Wisdom ~ Importance of Reading

Read at the level at which you want to write. Reading is the nourishment that feeds the kind of writing you want to do. ~ Jennifer Egan on Reading & Writing

Writer’s Wisdom ~ Jennifer Egan on Being Completely Engaged in Writing

When I’m writing fiction I forget who I am and what I come from. I slip into utter absorption mode. I love the sense that I’ve become so engaged with the other side, I’ve slightly lost my bearings here. ~ Jennifer Egan on Being Absorbed in Writing

Writer’s Wisdom – What Else Is There? Write

“He asked, “What makes a man a writer?” “Well,” I said, “it’s simple. You either get it down on paper, or jump off a bridge.” 
― Charles Bukowski