Category: writers

People grow up by living.

People grow up by living.

How sad and bad and mad it was – but then, how…

How sad and bad and mad it was – but then, how it was sweet.

I live my life in widening circles that reach …

I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world.

‘Would you suggest writing as a career?’ one o…

‘Would you suggest writing as a career?’ one of the young students asked me.
‘Are you trying to be funny?’ I asked him.
‘No, no, I’m serious. Would you advise writing as a career?’
‘Writing chooses you, you don’t choose it.’

I leapt eagerly into books. The characters’ li…

I leapt eagerly into books. The characters’ lives were so much more interesting than the lonely heartbeat of my own.

This is how it works. Everything is connected….

This is how it works. Everything is connected. Every choice matters. Every person is vital, and valuable, and worthy of respect.

I feel too deeply and want too much.

I feel too deeply and want too much.

Trying to define yourself is like trying to bi…

Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.

Power is in tearing [the] human mind to pieces…

Power is in tearing [the] human mind to pieces and putting [it] together again in new shapes of your own choosing.

Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or …

Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at the stars because we are human.