Parental Paralysis

"Write like an orphan. A writer, especially a writer of nonfiction, cannot constantly be worrying that her mother might read about her having sex, or that her father might judge her decisions. She must forget about what her parents, or anybody else, will make of her work." — Joyce Maynard

Less Talk More Action

“The fun of talk is to explore, but much of it and all that is irresponsible should not be written.” — Ernest Hemingway

Not sure if he means conversation generally or prose dialogue in particular, but I could write better were I to remember this.