WHY DO WE WRITE?
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
The domestic lives we live – which may be accidental, or not entirely of our making – help to make possible our writing lives; our imaginations are freed, or stimulated, by the very prospect of companionship, quiet, a predictable and consoling routine.
-Joyce Carol Oates
To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the inner music that words make.
Your writing voice is the deepest possible reflection of who you are. The job of your voice is not to seduce or flatter or make well-shaped sentences. In your voice, your readers should be able to hear the contents of your mind, your heart, your soul.