You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should’ve behaved better.
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The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading in order to write. A man will turn over half a library to make a book.
The great book for you is the book that has the most to say to you at the moment when you are reading. I do not mean the book that is most instructive, but the book that feeds your spirit. And that depends on your age, your experience, your psychological and spiritual need.
If you’re going to be a writer, the first essential is just to write. Do not wait for an idea. Start writing something and the ideas will come. You have to turn the faucet on before the water starts to flow.
A book burrows into your life in a very profound way because the experience of reading is not passive.
If you want to get rich from writing, write the sort of thing that’s read by persons who move their lips when they’re reading to themselves.