I never had any doubts about my abilities. I knew I could write. I just had to figure out how to eat while doing this. [Cormac McCarthy's Venomous Fiction, New York Times, April 19, 1992]
Poetry isn’t an island, it is the bridge. Poetry isn’t a ship, it is the lifeboat. Poetry isn’t swimming. Poetry is water.
I only wrote prose before I met you. My musings were superfluous and serious as well. But now the words dance with me. I sing with them and we create poetry.
The Throes of Poetry - Hymns formed from groans of acquaintance, its rhythm weaving between tranquility, compassions, and peril - like bare feet stomping on broken glass - bleeds, recoils, then steps again.
Life is a sea of vibrant color. Jump in.
Writing does not exist unless there is someone to read it, and each reader will take something different from a novel, from a chapter, from a line.
Good fiction writers have an instinctive understanding of human nature. That's what makes stories and characters captivating. Good spiritual writers share what they sincerely practice themselves.
We are the thoughts we choose to keep.
Always choose love over fear.
The best thing about being a writer is having the capacity to touch the heart of another being with your words
Draft me brain;the lines to connect far world of wonders;lift me waves from the gloomy hours to imbue with my new Love.
There has always been a need for me to create with word combinations belonging only to me.
Writing is dreaming with your eyes open — and your heart on fire.
Advice is free but context worth a king's ransom.
Advice is often free but context worth a king's ransom
I don't believe there's ever been a 'good' first draft, but there's a reason for that: they don’t have to be. First drafts are part of the process; they're the rough diamond on their way to being cut and polished. It takes a while to get them to shine.
Don’t seek to emulate other writers. Don’t pay heed to how others say your tales should be written. And don’t ever change your writing on account of anything or anyone. Your stories are your own, so write them your way.
Love can exist in many forms, it is on us, which one we explore and live with it our whole lives.
Your head will tell you a thousand times that it’s over before your heart will.