Addicted to: Fiction, romance novels, yellow roses, literature, history, the musty smell of library books, the fresh smell of new books, bookstores, coloured pencils, coffee, opera, fantasy, supernatural, and life-changing adventures.
If you can't take harmless criticism, you'll never make it in writing. Not everyone is going to love your work. Criticism is apart of life. Rowling was turned down multiple times before she finally published Harry Potter.
"There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic." -The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
"A writer is a person who cares what words mean, what they say, how they say it. Writers know words are their way towards truth and freedom, and so they use them with care, with thought, with fear, with delight. By using words well they strengthen their souls. Story-tellers and poets spend their lives learning that skill and art of using words well. And their words make the souls of their readers stronger, brighter, deeper." -Ursula K. Le Guin
"A writer as such is a special kind of androgynous creature, all sexes and all ages when creating fictional characters, all the people he or she has known, observed or interacted with. So while I’m a woman, as a writer I’m a composite intelligence." -Nadine Gordimer"Fiction allows us to slide into these other heads, these other places, and look out through other eyes. And then in the tale we stop before we die, or we die vicariously and unharmed, and in the world beyond the tale we turn the page or close the book, and we resume our lives. A life that is, like any other, unlike any other." -American Gods by Neil Gaiman