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A good writer never stops learning, or being excited by a new voice or style. Gone Girl was so structurally clever, I had to read it twice to try to work out how the author pulled it off. Keith Ridgway’s Hawthorn and Child was so odd and angular, I also read it twice – once for pleasure, once as a hard-nosed pro – was he doing anything I could or should be doing?

Ian Rankin, http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books-and-media/what-ian-rankin-has-learned-about-writing-a-good-writer-never-stops-learning/article17036493/

Writers are made—-forged, really, in a kiln of their own madness and insecurities—-over the course of many moons. The writer you are when you begin is not the writer you become

Chuck Wendig, The Kick-Ass Writer