- “[T]he chain of thought which produces a novel rarely interests anyone but aspiring novelists.” — Stephen King
“Imperfection is the language of art” (and what lays behind all good writing)
— Paul Theroux, ‘Hotel Honolulu’ In my own experience, some of the best storytellers have not been people who call themselves writers or artists — and all the snooty connotations that goes along with those labels — no, the best storytellers I have known were normal, everyday people telling interesting stories from normal, everyday events.
- Be a loner.
- “I must have a drink all by my lonesome….Solitude in the midst of hubbub. Not heavenly solitude. Earthly solitude. Abandoned places.” — Henry Miller