In country music the lyric is important and the melodies get a little more complex all the time, and you hear marvelous new singers who are interested in writing and interpreting a lyric and in all form of popular music.
Writing and singing does give me some kind of release from the demons of my past, it is a therapy of sorts, but to be honest, my marriage played a more important role in the acceptance of myself than performance has ever done.
I’m incapable of writing without social commentary. I like to think that it’s integrated and not really heavy handedly didactic.
I get drunk writing words. I don’t drink or do drugs, but I get so carried away with writing that I get inebriated from it.
On July 26, 1916, I announced to all my friends in America that from now on I resolved to write no more poems in the classical language, and to begin my experiments in writing poetry in the so-called vulgar tongue of the people.
When you’re a songwriter and you click with someone, you tend to want to keep writing with that person.
I wasn’t really writing with anything commercial in mind I just wanted to create some new music.
I wrote songs with the guys from Air Supply for their record… So I was just writing songs.
You write with ease to show your breeding, but easy writing’s curst hard reading.
The part of my writing I find the most rewarding is when people write to me or speak to me in public to tell me how his or her life has been changed by my books.
Writing novels is the most exciting.
I picked up the writing on the very day he died. It was the only consolation I could find.
I do think that short story writing is often a matter of luck.
For me, a play is a form of writing which isn’t complete until it is interpreted by actors. But it’s still a form of writing. And so most of my time is spent thinking about how to write a sentence.
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.
Writing is like a contact sport, like football. You can get hurt, but you enjoy it.