Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wednesday's Writing Tip--Advice from Stephen King

I'm still a little under the weather and not feeling very well, but I wanted to post something to inspire you today. Take a look at this advice from Stephen King. And smile. :0)

24 comments:

  1. Hope you're feeling better soon. Now off to watch the video. :)

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh Stephen, words that couldn't be more true. When I took my creative writing class the first thing they told us was to read, read, read. Great reminder Kathi! I hope you feel better soon. =)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Mason, thanks for your well wishes. I hope the video makes you chuckle.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Carolyn, reading is soooo important to study style and how scenes blend into sequels. It's amazing to see how different authors handle this. Thanks for your well-wishes.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Great video--and it's so true, if you don't read what kind of writer will you make (and seriously, if we can't find time to read a story, how are we ever going to find time to write and rewrite (a zillion times) to get the book publishable?

    ReplyDelete
  6. Heather, you're right. Reading, writing and rewriting. All are part of the process. Thanks for stopping by.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hahaha, that was so great! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Any advice from Stephen King is like gold - even if I'm too wimpy to read his books anymore :)

    Hope you feel better soon!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thanks, Jemi. I know what you mean about reading his books. :D

    ReplyDelete
  10. That's funny :-)

    I have recently started reading voraciously again. It has been good. I learn a lot from other writers about what's effective and what not to do.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Jewel: I know what you mean about learning from reading other authors books. Thanks for stopping by.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Loved this! Thank you for posting it. I've discovered that the more I read, the more I want to write.

    Hope you feel better soon!

    ReplyDelete
  13. That was cute - and oh so true.

    Feel better soon.

    Helen
    Straight From Hel

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hi Kathi! That Stephen... :D
    It was so nice seeing you at the Conference. It was like a ray of sunshine seeing you there when I realized it was YOU sitting right next to me! LOL... :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Have you read his book On Writing? I remember his list of books that he'd read that year and was so impressed. Also, are you on Goodreads? Find me on there if you are!!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Elizabeth,
    Stephen King does make one think.
    I'm so glad we met at the conference! I was reading and never would have looked up if you hadn't said something. And you're the ray of sunshine! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :0)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Mary: I'm ashamed to say I haven't read his book about writing, but I've heard it's amazing. I'll put it on my list of books I need to buy. Thanks for reminding me.

    Belle: I finally got your comment to post. Thanks for stopping by.

    ReplyDelete
  18. A teacher and pubbed children's author was the first person who convinced me in high school that I maybe had the talent to write. He believed firmly that if I read the entire backlist of Stephen King, it would teach me everything I needed to know about writing.

    Well, I don't know that it taught me EVERYTHING, but it sure taught me a lot. And this video helps even more!

    ReplyDelete
  19. A teacher and pubbed children's author was the first person who convinced me in high school that I maybe had the talent to write. He believed firmly that if I read the entire backlist of Stephen King, it would teach me everything I needed to know about writing.

    Well, I don't know that it taught me EVERYTHING, but it sure taught me a lot. And this video helps even more!

    ReplyDelete
  20. LOVE that! ...And this got published. I've had that moment while reading. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

    ReplyDelete

Linkwithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails