I imagine that my characters have become much more complicated than when I first began, which would be normal.
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I never drink while I'm working, but after a few glasses I get ideas that would never have occurred to me dead sober.
You must avoid giving hostages to fortune, like getting an expensive wife, an expensive house, and a style of living that never lets you aford the time to take the chance to write what you wish.
In America, we have the feeling of the doomed young artist. Fitzgerald was the great example of that.
An absolutely necessary part of a writer's equipment, almost as necessary as talent, is the ability to stand up under punishment, both the punishment the world hands out and the punishment he inflicts upon himself.
Special-interest magazines are dangerous places for writers to start out in because the writing quickly falls into a routine and people are likely to find themselves artistically exhausted when they want to work on something of their own.
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