• Verb: produce a literary work; examples: "She composed a poem", "He wrote four novels"
• Verb: communicate or express by writing; example: "Please write to me every week"
• Verb: have (one's written work) issued for publication; examples: "How many books did Georges Simenon write?", "She published 25 books during her long career"
• Verb: communicate (with) in writing; example: "Write her soon, please!"
• Verb: communicate by letter; example: "He wrote that he would be coming soon"
• Verb: write music; example: "Beethoven composed nine symphonies"
• Verb: mark or trace on a surface; examples: "The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper", "Russian is written with the Cyrillic alphabet"
• Verb: record data on a computer; example: "boot-up instructions are written on the hard disk"
• Verb: write or name the letters that comprise the conventionally accepted form of (a word or part of a word); example: "He spelled the word wrong in this letter"
• Verb: create code, write a computer program; example: "She writes code faster than anybody else"
What's so crazy is when you give interviews to reporters that don't really care too much for you, basically what they're going to do is write what they want to write and discredit you. They're going to write and say what they want to say, no matter what you tell them.
Yes, I, well, when I write, as often as I can, I try to write as if I'm talking to people. It doesn't always work, and one shouldn't always try it, but I try and write as if I am talking, and trying to engage the reader in conversation.
I've always thought that the balance between the side of my mind that knows what it is doing and the side that really hasn't got a clue has to be carefully maintained because if you write too knowingly then you get chilly, and if you write too unknowingly you write bollocks that nobody else can understand.
I don't write down my experiences, but I have a very decent memory. I have tons of books in which I write down phrases as they occur to me. That's how I write songs. I'll need a line and I'll go through the books and find it, the right rhyme and everything.
Advertising is a business of words, but advertising agencies are infested with men and women who cannot write. They cannot write advertisements, and they cannot write plans. They are helpless as deaf mutes on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera.
I think writing really helps you heal yourself. I think if you write long enough, you will be a healthy person. That is, if you write what you need to write, as opposed to what will make money, or what will make fame.
I'm an efficient, good, professional reporter. But I also write. And so what I try to do is write about places that I know that I care about intensely and write about them in a way that conveys the fact that I care.