Michael B: Hope. Remain hopeful and look to the future with eyes wide open.
Alyssa: You're all here to be writers and artists. Don't let the doom and gloom of the industry take away from your creative endeavors.
Michael S: Success comes for some writers and for some it does not, and it might strike by lightning, but it will never strike there person how isn't all consumed with writing. (I'm paraphrasing him quoting.)
Edward: Quoting Bob Dylan--if you know what you're doing in your heart and you don't stop and you're going to mystify a lot of folks. Keep writing. Write something superlative. And things will go your way.