“I am always chilled and astonished by the would-be writers who ask me for advice and admit, quite blithely, that they “don’t have time to read.” This is like a guy starting up Mount Everest saying that he didn’t have time to buy any rope or pitons.” ~ Stephen King
“Be ruthless about protecting writing days, i.e., do not cave in to endless requests to have “essential” and “long overdue” meetings on those days. ~ J. K. Rowling
Write what you need to write, not what is currently popular or what you think will sell. ~ P.D. James
Read widely and with discrimination. Bad writing is contagious. ~ P. D. James
Tip #3: Finish what you’re writing. Whatever you have to do to finish it, finish it. ~ Neil Gaiman
Tip #2: Put one word after another. Find the right word, put it down.
I write to find strength.
I write to become the person that hides inside me.
I write to light the way through the darkness for others.
I write to be seen and heard.
I write to be near those I love.
I write by accident, promptings, purposefully and anywhere there is paper. ~ Shannon L. Alder