Then write.While working on it we learn just enough to find it immature the moment we turn away from it. And these authors get it. Carol Leifer Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing. And then I lost the box. Most of us get pretty bored doing the same trick. William Howard Taft The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say. Erica Jong As a writer, the worst thing you can do is work in an environment of fear of rejection. James Lee Burke I think that you have to believe in your destiny; that you will succeed, you will meet a lot of rejection and it is not always a straight path, there will be detours — so enjoy the view. The best readers come to fiction to be free of all that noise. Warren Adler I had immediate success in the sense that I sold something right off the bat. Isabel Allende The only way I can get anything written at all is to write really, really shitty first drafts.
Print against fingerprints. The man who never reads lives only one.
I love the feel of the pages on my fingertips. Such is the basic goodwill contract made the moment we pick up a work of fiction. While working on it we learn just enough to find it immature the moment we turn away from it.
Michael Lewis There is a great deal that either has to be given up or be taken away from you if you are going to succeed in writing a body of work. Get on the book-love train.