There are no laws for the novel. There never have been, nor can there ever be.
The road to hell is paved with adverbs.
Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens. Most of my friends who are put on that diet have very pleasant careers.
When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people, not characters. A character is a caricature.
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.
You can fix anything but a blank page.
It is perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly.
Tell the readers a story! Because without a story, you are merely using words to prove you can string them together in logical sentences.
I advise writing to oneself. If you don’t want to read it, nobody else is going to read it.
To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard.
The most important thing for any aspiring writer, I think, is to read!
George R.R. Martin