7. Stephen King - His Thoughts On Writing
"Every book you pick up has its own lessons, and quite often the bad books have more to teach than the good ones."
"And in real life, endings aren't always neat, whether they're happy endings, or whether they're sad endings."
"As a writer, one of the things that I've always been interested in doing is actually invading your comfort space. Because that's what we're supposed to do. Get under your skin and make you react."
"You see something, then it clicks with something else, and it will make a story. But you never know when it's going to happen."
Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, and many of them have been adapted into feature films, television movies and comic books. King has published fifty-five novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, and six non-fiction books. He has written nearly two hundred short stories, most of which have been collected in book collections. Many of his stories are set in his home state of Maine
.King's formula for learning to write well is: "Read and write four to six hours a day. If you cannot find the time for that, you can't expect to become a good writer." He sets out each day with a quota of 2000 words and will not stop writing until it is met.