George R.R. Martin on writing women:
- Interviewer: There's one thing that's interesting about your books. I noticed that you write women really well and really different. Where does that come from?
- George R.R. Martin: You know, I've always considered women to be people.
How do you ask for help, without sounding like your crying for it?
One of the most difficult things, I found, is I didn’t know how to approach a friend, and say ‘Look, I’ve been thinking of killing myself.’ without sounding like your screeching for their attention and fuss. How do you maintain dignity, when revealing to someone else you’re in such a hideous place death seems to be the only alternative, and you want their kind words to ease its bitter attack on you.
The answer is not simple but, you remain true, and prefer dignity above compassion, for yourself and others."