Stephen King – On Writing. A Memoir of the Craft

Stephen King, On Writing. A Memoir of the Craft, Pocket Books, 2000

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. page 65

All the arts depend upon telepathy to some degree, but I believe that writing offers the purest distillation. page 95

The real importance of reading is that it creates an ease and intimacy with the process of writing. (…) Constant reading will pull you into a place (a mind-set, if you like the phrase) where you can write eagerly and without self-consciousness. page 145

My basic belief about the making of stories is that they pretty much make themselves. The job of the writer is to give them a place to grow (and to transcribe them, of course). page 159

If there is any one thing I love about writing more than the rest, it’s that sudden flash of insight when you see how everything connects. page 204

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