Tag Archives: Stephen King

Stephen King’s Secrets

If you want to learn how to do something or how to do something better, it helps to look at what the practices of other folks who are good at what you want to do For instance… Secret Habits That … Continue reading

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Writers and Trump

Don’t usually do a lot of political posting on this blog, but this was quite interesting. It’s a petition in opposition to presidential candidate Donald Trump started by writers such as Stephen King, and it has some good points about … Continue reading

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Back To School

Ran into an interesting young lady online the other day who was working on a degree in writing…. Continue reading

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Practice, per King (Inspiration)

“As with all other aspects of the narrative art, you will improve with practice, but practice will never make you perfect. Why should it? What fun would that be?”

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Who It Belongs To, per King (Inspiration)

“Your stuff starts out being just for you… but then it goes out. Once you know what the story is and get it right – as right as you can, anyway – it belongs to anyone who wants to read it. Or criticize it. ”
Stephen King
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Writing Short or Writing Long

I believe that it was Pascal who said “I didn’t have time to write you a short letter so I wrote a long one.”….. Continue reading

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Trial and Error, per King (Inspiration)

“Try any goddam thing you like, no matter how boringly normal or outrageous. If it works, fine. If it doesn’t, toss it. Toss it even if you love it. ”
Stephen King
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Inspiration, per King (Inspiration)

“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get and go to work.”
Stephen King
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Bad Writing, per King (Inspiration)

“I am convinced that fear is at the root of most bad writing.”

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Life, per King (Inspiration)

“Writing is not life, but I think that sometimes it can be a way back to life.”

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