"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. …this book…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.
Drink and be filled up."
— Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (via wordsnquotes)
"You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will."
— Stephen King (via wordsthat-speak)
"…Writers remember everything…especially the hurts. Strip a writer to the buff, point to the scars, and he’ll tell you the story of each small one. From the big ones you get novels. A little talent is a nice thing to have if you want to be a writer, but the only real requirement is the ability to remember the story of every scar.
Art consists of the persistence of memory."
— Stephen King, Misery (via wordsnquotes)
"When you write, you’re telling yourself the story. When you rewrite, your main job is taking out all the things that are not the story."
— Stephen King (via hello095)