Read, read, read. Read everything—trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it.
Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.
— William Faulkner (via chelseyphilpot)
Some of these things are true and some of them lies. But they are all good stories.
— Hilary Mantel (via chelseyphilpot)