"I shut off my iPhone, I take my typewriter and sit and I don’t worry about the typos, I keep moving forward, and I go dah dah dah dah ding!"
"The first draft of anything is shit."
"Don’t fucking lie. Seriously, don’t fucking lie. Don’t claim to have been the only white girl gang-banging in South Central. Don’t claim to have been raised by wolves. Don’t claim that you took a root canal without pain killers. You are not a bad ass. You are a writer. The first step is to accept this and not fucking lie."
"I like writing out of confusion, panic, a sense of everything being perilously close to collapse. So I try to embrace the fiction of all things."
"Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money."