I do some kind of work, whether writing or painting or recording, on a daily basis. And it’s so essential that when I’m involved in the actual process, my so-called ‘real life’ becomes almost incidental, which becomes worrying.
Lack of romance is my real objection to writing on a computer.
All these tales of people sitting down and composing symphonies just as though they were writing a letter are very much exaggerated; at least, it isn’t that way in my work.
Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very’; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.
I will carry on writing, to be sure. But I don’t know if I would want to publish again after Harry Potter.
No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.
I was married a few times, and one of my husbands was jealous of me writing.
I never know when I finish the novel I am writing which will be the next novel out of the station.
The thing I am attracted to is just good writing and stories that are based somewhat in reality.
My preference is for really good writing, and I just really don’t care where it is.