To sum it all up, if you want to write, if you want to create, you must be the most sublime fool that God ever sent out and set rambling.Sounds like fun.
You must write every day of your life.
You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books and let them wrestle in beautiful fights inside your head, vulgar one moment, brilliant the next.
You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfume and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads.
I wish for you a wrestling match with your Creative Muse that will last a lifetime.
I wish craziness and foolishness and madness upon you.
May you live with hysteria, and out of it make fine stories- science fiction or otherwise.
Which finally means, may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.
Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.
There really are no characters in plays; there are relationships.
First drafts are for learning what your novel or story is about.
Never tell your reader what your story is about. Reading is a participatory sport. People do it because they are intelligent and enjoy figuring things out for themselves.
-George V. Higgins
Never feel guilty about reading. That's what you do.
Tell almost the whole story.
When the plot flags, bring in a man with a gun.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
May starts on Thursday? *panics*
Here are some lovely quotes I found while waiting for my files to upload to an ftp server.