In their Own Writ: Stephen King on Writing

stephen-king-cover-ftr“Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word. There are no exceptions to this rule.”

Stephen King

EDITOR’S NOTE by LB: I’m thinking that this should be #1 on anyone’s list of Writing Truisms. (Except when you get to be my age and need a thesaurus to remind you that the word “is”…is. Oy!)

In Their Own Writ Dept – Writers on Writing 2/12/13

The only reason to write is because you honor humanity and believe it can be enriched by your words, thoughts and ideas. No one can properly communicate with an audience he or she doesn’t believe in.

Larry Brody

In Their Own Writ Dept – 1/13/13

Amateurs look for inspiration; the rest of us just get up and go to work.

Chuck Close

In Their Own Writ Dept – 1/7/13

People love a happy ending. So every episode, I will explain once again that I don’t like people. And then Mal will shoot someone. Someone we like. And their puppy.

Joss Whedon

In Their Own Writ Dept – 1/2/13

Drama, instead of telling us the whole of a man’s life, must place him in such a situation, tie such a knot, that when it is untied, the whole man is visible.

Leo Tolstoy