To write is to reveal oneself.When I write something, fiction or non-fiction, I do not expect you to accept what I write, nor to agree with what I propose.I expect you to spend at least a tenth of a second to think about it – may be not about the characters, nor about the piece,...
Literature always anticipates life. It doesn’t copy it but moulds it to it’s purpose.
The pale organisms of literary heroes feeding under the author’s supervision swell gradually with the reader’s lifeblood; so that the genius of a writer consists in giving them the faculty to adapt themselves to that – not very appetizing – food and thrive on it, sometimes for centuries.
What a lonely and silly thing it is to be an Armenian writer in America.
Researching books gets you into nothing but trouble.
On Twitter, people who had read my book followed me and I could see what else they were reading, why they’d liked what I’d written and by the by, more about them than I’d ever elicit from two minutes in a tent at a book festival, stuck behind a signing desk.
Just write. That’s my only tip. And read. I guess that’s two.
I realised early on that being an author is a hugely misunderstood job.
Being a writer is a more difficult job than people imagine.
The biography of a writer – or even the autobiography – will always have this incompleteness.
Henry had written a novel because there was a hole in him that needed filling, a question that needed answering, a patch of canvas that needed painting—that blend of anxiety, curiosity and joy that is at the origin of art—and he had filled the hole, answered the question, splashed colour on the canvas, all done...
She looked at the empty page, which remained blank, apart from the small wet dots from her tears, for hours. Her mind was a turmoil of sadness, rage, fear and all those emotions that gave her inspiration. However her heart lacked the will as the empty words enclosed her soul pulling it down towards the...
If you can write; then you are a writer – Rayvon L Browne
After I did ‘Mr. Show,’ I was basically just a writer for a while. I was really young, and I kinda was like, ,wow, I’m 27 and I was already on this iconic show, and now I can just coast. But no one likes coasting, because you have to fill your day with stuff.
The righteous will possess the earth, and they will live forever on it.” PSALM 37:29. ~Stop being envious no one can make it without the true help of a honest individual or someone who believes in your future. Stop hating people for success this will make your bones rotten. DONT burn the only bride you...
Anyone who says “Trust me” is the last motherfucker you should ever trust.
The job of the writer is to make revolution irresistible.
Kalo nggak nulis, ya baca. Kalo nggak baca, ya nonton film saja lah.
I had a little epiphany when I was a writer at ‘Chicago’ magazine. I sat down to dinner at the Ritz-Carlton. Somebody poured a white dessert wine with chocolate cake. It was a wine I would never have expected to make sense. The idea of any wine tasting fabulous with chocolate cake was fascinating to...
I was a woman and did not yet think of myself as a writer. I was a mapmaker.
Negative experiences repeat as long as they remain useful to you.