"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is." C. S. Lewis - 1898 – 1963 - Irish poet, essayist, lay theologian, Oxford & Cambridge professor and author best known for "The Chronicles
Margaret Atwood's rules on writing: "You most likely need a thesaurus, a rudimentary grammar book, and a grip on reality. This latter means: there's no free lunch. Writing is work. It's also gambling. You don't get a pension plan. Other people can help you a bit, but essentially you're on your own. Nobody is making you do this: you chose it, so don't whine." (Read more here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/feb/20/ten-rules-for-writing-fiction-part-one)
Norman Mailer (1923 – 2007) was an American novelist, journalist, essayist, playwright, film maker, actor and political candidate. His best work was widely considered to be The Executioner's Song, (1979) and for which he won one of his two Pulitzer Prizes. In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, Mailer's book Armies of the Night was awarded the National Book Award. Is considered an innovator of creative nonfiction, a genre sometimes called New Journalism.