Candace Bushnell (b. December 1st): “You don’t have to do everything by the time you’re 30.”

1 Dec

bushnell_cropCandace Bushnell, born 1 December 1958, is an American author and columnist. She is best known as the best-selling author of Sex and the City.

Six quotes on writing:

  1. You don’t have to do everything by the time you’re 30. Or 40. All you need is a work ethic. It’s what allows you to push through moments of disappointment and self-doubt and fear.
  2. I started writing about New York as soon as I arrived. I was 19. I used to write short stories and send them out.
  3. As I’m writing, certain things become clear to me and certain things begin to feel right and make sense. The pieces start to fall into place.
  4. You need characters who want things. They want love, they want recognition, they want happiness.
  5. When it comes to people — don’t write about who you know; but what you know of human nature.
  6. I just wanted to be a writer. I was always attracted to books by English authors. I thought they were very, very glamorous. I read Evelyn Waugh and thought that was the ultimate.


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