You can make anything by writing.
When I'm writing, sometimes it gets to that place where I feel like the piece is writing itself and I'm trying not to get in the way.
Writing is mentally stimulating it's like a puzzle that makes you think all the time.
I really like the Observer. I think I'd love to have a column with a broad reach that would enable me to do some proper reporting, but keep it on sort of a humorous level. I've always had a very happy experience writing for them.
I didn't really know what I was doing when I started. I just started writing songs. After two songs I just continued to explore it.
Being in a rock band is about touring. It's about writing songs and it's about making records but it's also about taking a wonderful smile onto that stage and making the people feel good about themselves.
I've always enjoyed writing, I graduated with a degree in English I've done bits of journalism.
One could see that what you are writing was that today's meeting with President Bill Clinton was going to be a disaster. Now, for the first time, I can tell you that you are a disaster.
People shout out for songs and I don't even remember writing them.
Now I'm doing a film festival for kids and writing a script about a kidnapped journalist in Afghanistan.
Writing headlines is a specialty - there are outstanding writers who will tell you they couldn't write a headline to save their lives.
I find writing songs hard, because it does not come naturally to me. I never set out to be a songwriter or a singer.
I always admired good writing and read everything that came out. When I was married to John Monk Saunders, he read everything, too.
Any suggestion that I'm writing about political operatives because I'm interested in political operatives misses the entire point.
You don't teach information in a writing workshop.
There's a joy in writing short stories, a wonderful sense of reward when you pull certain things off.
Like so many writers I started writing stories because I didn't have much time for anything else.
I teach one semester a year, and this year I'm just teaching one course during that semester, a writing workshop for older students in their late 20s and early 30s, people in our graduate program who are already working on a manuscript and trying to bring it to completion.
Everything in writing begins with language. Language begins with listening.
I was just returning to my roots and going forward with the string writing trying to merge what I thought, when I was a kid, made up good albums.
It is like writing history with lightning and my only regret is that it is all so terribly true.
When I stop working the rest of the day is posthumous. I'm only really alive when I'm writing.
I've had trouble being in relationships and writing. This has been a real problem for me. I don't know if it's because I'm not free to fantasize or create these fantasy things about other people.
I started writing more with my voice in mind.
There was a lot to be said for the situation that existed in the old days, when a singer's writing partner stayed in the background.