What is your favorite writing craft book? Think of a book that every time you read it you learn something or you are inspired to write or try the new technique. And why?
My AnswerOn Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, by Stephen King. When doubts crept in, this book helped to inspire me to continue. And I love trying new things, always.
Here are some of my favorite quotes from his book On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
"The scariest moment is always
just before you start.”
“you can, you should,
and if you’re brave enough to start,
“Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s.”
“Write with the door closed,
rewrite with the door open.”
“Writing is not life,
but I think that sometimes
it can be a way back to life.”
The next one though is the most important:
“You cannot hope to sweep someone else away
by the force of your writing
until it has been done to you.”
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