Sunday, September 9, 2012

on writing - stephen king

In many cases when a reader puts a story aside because it 'got boring', the
boredom arose because the writer grew enchanted with his powers of
description and lost sight of his priority, which is to keep the ball rolling.

Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s.

Good description is a learned skill, one of the prime reasons why you cannot
succeed unless you read a lot and write a lot. It’s not just a question of how-to,
you see; it’s also a question of how much to. Reading will help you answer how
much, and only reams of writing will help you with the how. You can learn only
by doing.

- Stephen King, On Writing

By Joe Mamer

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