I want the reader to feel something is astonishing. Not the ‘what happens,’ but the way everything happens.
Here’s what I tell my students on the first day when I teach one of my creative writing courses: You will be published if you possess three qualities–talent, passion, and discipline.
Elizabeth George (via amandaonwriting)
[Writers] change their minds about their own worth and talent somewhere between two and seven hundred times a day.
Nick Hornby, NaNoWriMo pep talk (via writingbox)