Because there is no better tool for writing than experience. It has very little to do with grammar and everything to do with knowing.
Writing, for me, is the great organiser. It's while writing that I think most deeply about things.
I gave up writing children's books. I wanted to escape from them as I had once wanted to escape from 'Punch': as I have always wanted to escape. In vain.
The most difficult and complicated part of the writing process is the beginning.
I had casually rented an apartment that cost $75 a month because I expected my writing to pay my way.
The demand in India is to have a hit, which becomes a promotion for the movie and makes people come to the theater. You have five songs and different promotions based on those. But when I do Western films, the need for originality is greater. Then I become very conscious about the writing.
I did a lot of my writing as though I was an academic, doing some piece of research as perfectly as possible.
We have a writing process that's very much you try to create the character in a complicated way and then you let the story lead you to discovering who the character is in a natural way.
Well, I must tell you I write the scripts very close to the bone. So I'm writing episode seven now and couldn't tell you what happens in episode eight.
I grew up in the theatre. It's where I got my start. Writing a television drama with theatrical dialogue about the theatre is beyond perfection.
I am truly at my happiest not when I am writing an aria for an actor or making a grand political or social point. I am at my happiest when I've figured out a fun way for somebody to slip on a banana peel.
The pleasure from acting comes from having great writing to work with. If it's well written and the character is interesting, then, as an actor, that's the raw material I need.
I'm always writing lyrics. I have so many lyrics on so many stray pieces of paper. Everywhere.
I got into DJing and making beats when I was about 17. I was always fascinated by the four elements of hip-hop: you know, writing, rhyming, breakdancing and graffiti.
I always say writing a play is like toothache: I find it incredibly painful, and it's only once the play's out that the pain is gone.
Good writing is often about trying to investigate something you feel is missing and trying to put it back.
Writing a film is like giving birth to a baby and then giving it up for adoption.
I like English, and I like writing essays, and that kind of stuff.
I spent every night until four in the morning on my dissertation, until I came to the point when I could not write another word, not even the next letter. I went to bed. Eight o'clock the next morning I was up writing again.
To be honest, writing comics is a dream come true - the form is unparalleled and is home to some of the most original and innovative storytelling around.