Writing is a gift that can ruin your life.
Writing is a vocation and an affliction.
Writing is a game of skill, like poker.
Writing is a curse that can save your life.
Writing books, like diet books, are a waste of time.
Writing can be a good form of revenge.
Writing can be a substitute for seduction.
Writing is small consolation.
Reading literature is the only workshop.
Promiscuous imitation is the road to originality.
Make it old!
Show and tell.
My philosophy of writing on a bumper sticker: NO WAY.