#NaNoWriMo tip no. 3: concentrate on characters. Characters are chaos. They disrupt order. They interrupt straight lines and status quos.
— Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) November 1, 2014
You want to be a writer? A writer is someone who writes every day — so start writing.
If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.
Writing is something you do alone. It’s a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don’t want to make eye contact while doing it.
(via I Believe in Story)
…all too many are unscrupulous fucks.
~Stephen King on agents who pay a reading fee
This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until its done. It’s that easy, and that hard.
I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by