He hated to think of his own life stretching ahead of him that way, a long succession of days and nights that were fine - not good, not bad, not great, not lousy, not exciting, not anything.
There are no taboos. Every topic is open, however shocking. It is the way that the topics are handled that's important, and that applies whether it is a 15-year-old who is reading your book or someone who is 55.
All the stories I'll ever need are right here on Main Street.
The beautiful part of writing is that you don't have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon. You can always do it better, find the exact word, the apt phrase, the leaping simile.
I had my bully, and it was excruciating. Not only the bully, but the intimidation I felt.
The beautiful part of writing is that you don't have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon.