You want to write a sentence as clean as a bone.
Look for verbs of muscle, adjectives of exactitude.
I write entirely by ear and read everything aloud before letting it go out into the world.
I especially like to cut: to press the DELETE key and see an unnecessary word or phrase or sentence vanish into the electricity.
Write an incredibly shitty, self-indulgent, whiny, mewling first draft.
Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.
All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
All you have to do is write one true sentence.
In writing, you must kill all your darlings.
One should use common words to say uncommon things.
In order to be a writer, you have to learn to be reverent.