“Who wants to become a writer? And why?”
“I write because I am alone and move through the world alone. ”
“One of the things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. “
Writing has so much to give, so much to teach, so many surprises.
“Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work,
When I tell people I turned down both scholarships to write, there’s usually a pregnant pause. Some just ask, “Why?” Others nod as if they understand, but the slight tilt of their foreheads communicates their skepticism. I must be wrong. Or weird. Or confused. Or something.