Regular readers of The Shellshank Redemption know how much I enjoy a good quote (see Motivational Mondays) and that I’m a huge fan of Stephen King (see the King of All Days Part I and Part II.) So, for the 2013 A-Z Challenge, I decided to combine the two, using some of my favorite King quotes about reading, writing and life in general. Enjoy!
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.
I admit it – I overdo the similes and metaphors in my writing. I put in as many as I want in the first draft, then try to weed out as many as I can after that. That’s when my great beta readers and critique partners come in and point out all the similes etc. that add no value to the scene, and they champion the ones that do, the ones that enhance and strengthen the story in that particular moment.