Be a good steward of your gifts. Protect your time. Feed your inner life. Avoid too much noise. Read good books, have good sentences in your ears. Be by yourself as often as you can. Walk. Take the phone off the hook.
Archives for July 2016
desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.
I never promised the universe that I would write brilliantly; I only promised the universe that I would write.
Civilisation’s greatest single invention is the sentence.
I like art, and by art I mean music, poetry, sex, paintings, the human body, literature… All of this is art to me.
I am a believer in fortuitous accidents.
God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style. He just goes on trying other things.
Being a real writer means being able to do the work on a bad day.
Fictional characters soon take on a life of their own. They run with the bit between their teeth.
You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.