Stick together. Surround yourself with others who read and write and are serious about their work. Talk about what you are writing, and reading, not about superficialities. Beware of business language (network, project), those things are inimical to true creative work. Be as kind and honest as possible to your peers, and generous and respectful with your elders, who have been through more than you know, though you will. Behave with dignity. Support each other in your inevitable struggles. Go deep into your books, and emerge with something we need to read.
- Matthew Zapruder, in conversation with Bükem Reitmayer over at the Pop Montreal website. You can read the whole thing here.