I think that if writers are tempted to do other things, they ought to go do other things. They should not write if they don't feel like it. I say this as a competitor. I am not interested in encouraging people who are in competition with me.
A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.
The funniest line in English is 'Get it?' When you say that, everyone chortles.
I've wanted to be a writer since I was a boy, though it seemed an unlikely outcome since I showed no real talent. But I persevered and eventually found my own row to hoe. Ignorance of other writers' work keeps me from discouragement and I am less well-read than the average bus driver.
Jason Scott Lee