Posts tagged Stephen king

"There are books full of great writing that don’t have very good stories. Read sometimes for the story… don’t be like the book-snobs who won’t do that. Read sometimes for the words—the language. Don’t be like the play-it-safers who won’t do that. But when you find a book that has both a good story and good words, treasure that book. ~ Stephen King"
Stephen King
"Fiction is the truth inside the lie."
Stephen King
"If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that."
Stephen King
"A tragedy is a tragedy, and at the bottom, all tragedies are stupid. Give me a choice and I’ll take A Midsummer Night’s Dream over Hamlet every time. Any fool with steady hands and a working set of lungs can build up a house of cards and then blow it down, but it takes a genius to make people laugh."
Stephen King (via quercetum)
"Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well. It’s about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy."
Stephen King (via quercetum)
"I like to tell people I have the heart of a small boy. Then I say it’s in a jar on my desk."
"Writing is a lonely job. Having someone who believes in you makes a lot of difference. They don’t have to make speeches. Just believing is usually enough."

Stephen King, On Writing

Brilliant book. And the reason that things like #amwriting #myWANA and the online writing community are so important. We believe.

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