Actually, my dream is to speak to Oprah.
If you have everything easy, you don’t enjoy it as much as if you had bad times.
Everyone’s life is so rich... you should pay attention to it, and then go and write about it...
My first measure of a 'good' poem is that its attraction is lasting - I like it every time I read it.
In poetry, there are no rules for writing and questions don't have to be answered.
I saved my journals until my first book was finished. I pitched a lot of it after a time.
We are all more alike than we are different.
When my kids began asking many deep questions, I began to write it all down.
Once I had the main character fleshed out, his journey to the end of the story seemed to flow naturally to its bittersweet conclusion.
Good writing gives us permission to feel; done well, it demands it from us.
At an archetypal level, we are all the heroes of our own adventures.
My first and foremost concern when beginning a novel is capturing the story before I lose interest.