"Life’s too short and novels are too long to waste time writing stuff for other people. Write the story you want to write. Not least of all because your passion for what’s on the page will bleed sticky onto the reader’s hands. It’s just one more reason to not chase trends — write what gets you geeked."
- Chuck Wendig, explaining the 25 things he learned while writing his latest (and first) novel, Blackbirds.