If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.
A short story is a different thing altogether – a short story is like a quick kiss in the dark from a stranger.
Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn't carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.
Alone. Yes, that's the key word, the most awful word in the English tongue. Murder doesn't hold a candle to it and hell is only a poor synonym.
The scariest moment is always just before you start.
Get busy living or get busy dying.