Nonverbal vehicles are like annoying little brothers and sisters, tattling on the dialogue and revealing true emotion.
Sometimes the exact meaning is less important than how the words sound in the mind.
If you write every day, you’re going to write a lot of things that aren’t terribly good, but you’re going to have given things a chance to have their moments of sprouting.
You take people, you put them on a journey, you give them peril, you find out who they really are.
Editing is everything. Cut until you can cut no more. What is left often springs into life.