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… If You’re Brave Enough …

“Some of this book — perhaps too much — has been about how I learned to do it. Much of it has been about how you can do it better. The rest of it — and perhaps the best of it — is a permission slip: you can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will. Writing is magic, as much the water of life as any other creative art. The water is free. So drink. Drink and be filled up.”

~Stephen King (On Writing~A Memoir of the Craft)

Stephen King, American author best known for h...

Stephen King, American author best known for his enormously popular horror novels. King was the 2003 recipient of The National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Taken at the 2007 New York Comicon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

4 responses

  1. Lee Rawn

    Hi Laney,  “On Writing” is an excellent book.  Stepen King knows his craft.   I was looking at one of your past posts, (Editing) and could easily relate. My book has been published and therefore the publisher’s expectation is for me to do my part to get the word out there via my blog, twitter, face book etc. As you pointed out, it can be overwhelming and takes away from novel writing time. Also there’s much I don’t understand about social media. It’s been a slow learning process.  I appreciate your blog, and your enthusiasm and find your content useful and enjoyable. The good news is that books don’t age so, for me, I can take comfort that slowly, as my social media efforts improve, folks will hear about and enjoy my book.  Thank you for your posts. I look forward to them.  Lee Rawn   


    May 8, 2013 at 10:42 am

    • You just made my day, Lee. 😉 Thank you so much. Half the time I think I’m just shouting out into the void. Glad I’m making sense to someone other than myself.

      May 8, 2013 at 11:22 am

  2. I read “On writing” a couple of years ago, but this quote still gives me goosebumps. Thanks for the reminder!

    May 8, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    • Absolutely. We all need the reminder sometimes. 😉

      May 8, 2013 at 2:25 pm

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