Words are a puzzle; put them together the right way and you get something beautiful.
A young writer is easily tempted by the allusive and ethereal and ironic and reflective, but the declarative is at the bottom of most good writing.
Always move forward. Shelumiel liked to tell her that. He would look at her and say: “When you find yourself up against a strong force, always move forward. Never Stop. Something will have to give, and you know it won’t be you.”
–Flames of Courage by Hannah Heath
I work backwards with the ending in mind as I create art, stories, poems and books. Always in a process of becoming.
Lists are awesome. They keep us organized, they’re great for reminders, and they get stuff To Done. But putting together a list isn’t the same as writing, is it? Well, everyone’s process is a little different, but I would argue that lists are one of the best (and easiest) tools for a writer to utilize.
I don’t write a book so that it will be the final word; I write a book so that other books are possible, not necessarily written by me.
A great writer reveals the truth even when he or she does not wish to.