“The greatest writers have the gift of brilliant brevity."
“I do most of my work in my head. I never begin to write until my ideas are in order. Frequently I recite passages of dialogue as it is being written; the ear is a good censor.”
“I never set down a sentence on paper until I have it so expressed that it will be clear to anyone.”
From my book Escribir y comunicar en inglés, Anaya.