I would not send a first story anywhere. I would give myself time to write a number of stories.
I can write anywhere.
When you're reading, you're not where you are; you're in the book. By the same token, I can write anywhere.
I wanted to write about the Trump era, but I didn't want to write, 'Fascism sucks' or 'Trump sucks.' That doesn't get you anywhere.
I can write absolutely anywhere. All I need is a laptop.
It's a lot to expect of yourself, to write a novel in a year. Anyway, you don't write a novel, you write a scene, and then another scene.
Critics don't sell records, unfortunately. No one reads what they write anyway.
Anytime I write something that's trying to be too smart, it doesn't work.
I'm a writer, and what I do is write. I wasn't able to do anything else.
If I didn't write, I'd be like a duvet cover; I have no other marketable skills. Clearly I'm not meant to do anything else.
I still write more songs about girls than anything else.
If you're nice to me I'll never write anything bad about you.
I only write music for myself, I don't try and appeal to anyone else.
I don't think anyone should write their autobiography until after they're dead.
I don't tell anyone how to write and no one tells me.
I heard some stuff recently from Julian Casablancas, and his solo stuff is amazing. If I could write with anyone, it would be him.
I'm kind of a retired software engineer. I don't write code anymore.
I don't write letters anymore.
I don't think I necessarily am prepared to write about anybody else's life but mine.
Anybody can write music of a sort. But touching the public heart is quite another thing.