Finishing a book is just like you took a child out in the back yard and shot it.
If you write one story, it may be bad; if you write a hundred, you have the odds in your favor.
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up.
All the words I use in my stories can be found in the dictionary—it’s just a matter of arranging them into the right sentences.
Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any.
Orson Scott Card
All the information you need can be given in dialogue.