Food For Thought
Here's some food for thought culled from helpful souls, posting this with the ardent hope that the silent readers will comment, and thus stir up the pot a bit...
Every writer is a frustrated actor who recites his lines in the hidden auditorium of his skull.
Writing is like cooking...if you spill something, you should make it look like part of the act.
Writing is a lot like sex. At first you do it because you like it. Then you find yourself doing it for a few close friends and people you like. But if you're any good at all...you end up doing it for money.
For a creative writer possession of the truth is less important than emotional sincerity.
--George Orwell (1903-1950) English novelist, critic
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.