Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book, or for another book; give it, give it all, give it now. Annie Dillard

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A book is simply the container of an idea—like a bottle; what is inside the book is what matters. Angela Carter

“A book is simply the container of an idea—like a bottle; what is inside the book is what matters.”

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A writer is a world trapped in a person. Victor Hugo

“A writer is a world trapped in a person.”

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Of all the arts, poetry is the most economical. It’s the one which is most secret, and the one which can be done between shifts, in the hospital pantry, on the subway, and on scraps. As we reclaim our literature,… Read more

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So now, 10 years after it was written, “Tadpoles” is going to be published. So don’t necessarily give up on your old stories, the really hard ones to tell. It might take a decade of distance to talk about the most raw… Read more

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Dear Twitter: When I say, “You can’t write 10k a day,” I mean literally EVERY DAY. It’s not sustainable. That’s like running a marathon every day. Plenty of people can write 10k, 20k, or 30k a day, but then they… Read more

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HOW TO BELIEVE YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH written by Bryan Hutchinson Do you ever feel like you don’t measure up? When you do something extremely well, better than you ever thought you could, do you tend to believe it was… Read more

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When I’m reading, I’m looking for something to steal. Readers ask me all the time the traditional question ‘Where do you get your ideas from?” I reply: ‘We are all having ideas all the time. But I’m on the lookout… Read more

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There are no laws for the novel. There never have been, nor can there ever be. Doris Lessing

“There are no laws for the novel. There never have been, nor can there ever be.”

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There are reasons people seek escape in books, and one of those reasons is that the boundary of what can happen is beyond what we do – or would want to see in real life. James Patterson

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