Thursday, August 30, 2012

Writing Quotes from the Master of Horror

“If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that."
 
“Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.”

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.” 
 
“Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s.”
 
“A little talent is a good thing to have if you want to be a writer. But the only real requirement is the ability to remember every scar.”
 
“Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open.”

“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."

21 comments:

  1. I love quotes, and these are great!

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  2. Nice stuff, particularly the last one. I recognise some of these from On Writing.

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  3. I do like his no-nonsense approach to giving advice. I enjoyed On Writing a lot.

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  4. Love these, particularly the last one.

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  5. His book On Writing is one of my favorite about the craft.

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  6. You picked out some great quotes. Stephen King always looks pissed in his pictures.

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    1. I don't think he's gotten over the Langoliers miniseries...
      Some Dark Romantic

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  7. This is why I love him! I mean admire him. =)

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  8. interesting isn't it?! gotta take lessons from him for sure. thanks.

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  9. Really great quotes. I really liked the second one a lot.

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  10. His classic, On Writing, was one of the first books on writing I've ever read. A true master.

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  11. King is an essential modern writer. So it stands to reason that he has some good advice.

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  12. Well, dang; I was totally into writing for the sex, but I reckon I'll just have to settle for the happy. ;-)
    Some Dark Romantic

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