Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead."
There are three rules for writing well. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are."
I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent rewriter."
You may be able to take a break from writing, but you won't be able to take a break from being a writer. "
Composition is, for the most part, an act of slow
diligence to which the mind is dragged by necessity or resolution.
I have rewritten – often several times – every word I have ever published. My pencils outlast their erasers."