Writing is like everything else: the more you do it the better you get. Don’t try to perfect as you go along, just get to the end of the damn thing. Accept imperfections. Get it finished and then you can go back. If you try to polish every sentence there’s a chance you’ll never get past the first chapter.
Iain Banks (via writingbox)
Blaise Pascal, Human Happiness
I love the solitude of reading. I love the deep dive into someone else’s story, the delicious ache of a last page
Naomi Shihab Nye (via fuckyeahreading)
What you want is practice, practice, practice. It doesn’t matter what we write (at least this is my view) at our age, so long as we write continually as well as we can. I feel that every time I write a page either of prose or of verse, with real effort, even if it’s thrown into the fire the next minute, I am so much further on.