Read, read, read. Read everything – trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it.
Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.
// William Faulkner
In other words, this is a period of sterility emotionally. Mentally, it is a fertilization of the soil in my mind… Who knows what may bloom in the fruitful season later on? Enough symbolism. I am happy, which is strange, as I realize myself socially and emotionally unfulfilled.
// Sylvia Plath
You may be withdrawn, but you don’t have to be mean about it.
// Jack Kerouac