"You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room."
"Good writing is always about things that are important to you, things that are scary to you, things that eat you up."
JOHN EDGAR WIDEMAN
“What you are will show, ultimately. Start now, every day, becoming, in your actions, your regular actions, what you would like to become in the bigger scheme of things.”