Rejection is part of being a writer. In fact, it’s one of the biggest parts. Executives, agents, managers, publishers, producers — they don’t like taking risks. And everything seems like a risk. That’s why it’s so hard to find that one person who truly believes in the work you’ve done.
You see, in my view a writer is a writer not because she writes well and easily, because she has amazing talent, because everything she does is golden. In my view a writer is a writer because even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any
I love being a writer. What I can’t stand is the paperwork.
The only reason for being a professional writer is that you just can’t help it.
If a writer knows enough about what he is writing about, he may omit things that he knows. The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one ninth of it being above water.
I don’t remember deciding to become a writer. You decide to become a dentist or a postman. For me, writing is like being gay. You finally admit that this is who you are, you come out and hope that no one runs away.
William Goldman gave a great interview in which he talks about how little talent he had as a young writer trying to sell short stories.
A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer.
A writer is congenitally unable to tell the truth and that is why we call what he writes fiction.
You may be able to take a break from writing, but you won’t be able to take a break from being a writer.