Read more than you write. In expressing the ambition to be a writer, you are committing yourself to the community of other writers. Your originality will mean nothing unless you can understand the originality of others. What we call originality is little more than the fine blending of influences.
Be ruthless in your use of what you’ve seen and what you’ve experienced. Add your imagination, so that where invention ends and reality begins is undetectable.
Be courageous. Nothing human should be far from you.
Creators need to stop talking about their work once it’s out. Damn. Let the audience build their own relationship to the work.
Also the notion that you as a creator have the final word on what is actually happening in your work is so naive
once the work is created, it becomes it’s own thing for each person that sees it
you don’t get to define that.
- Sarah Horrocks (X) (on True Detective)
Interesting alternative to “showing your work”/sharing your process. You need to draw the line somewhere.