Monday, April 13, 2015

Stephen King quote

Monday: Dialogue, Lines, or Quotes

Stephen King Quote
On Monday the Reel Focus posts focus on inspirational or thought-provoking words, whether from a dialogue between characters, a single line, or a quote in general.

Today's quote tugs at me, how about you?
I think talent as a writer is hard-wired in, it's all there, at least the basic elements of it. You can't change it any more than you can choose whether to be right handed or left handed.          ~ Stephen King

11 comments:

  1. I believe this to be true. I've always been a writer, since I was a teen. I don't feel right when I go days without a writing at least something in my journal. I'm picking up a book this week that I have to dust off that's one of my favorites "Thinking About Memoir" by Abigail Thomas. It's a nice little read with nice suggests for writing. I think it is in this book she wrote one of my favorite lines ... paraphrasing here ... "I don't care if it's only a grocery list ... I love the feel of the pen moving across the page". I'll find the exact quote and bring it back here to you. She really hit the nail on the head with it, for me!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Susan, I agree. I love the feel of a pen or pencil in my hand. Always have since I can remember. For that reason I like to draw as well.

      Delete
    2. That book sounds wonderful, Susan! I put it on reserve at the library. I, too, love the feel of a pen (or pencil) moving across the page. I use a paper organizer, and I hand-write my journals, and notes.

      Delete
  2. Trudy, I'm so glad you mentioned this quote from Stephen King. His book "On Writing" is my writing Bible. Excellent!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Okay, I didn't know Stephen King wrote a book about writing! I put that on my library list, too. Thanks!

      Delete
    2. Oh, yes, that is a great read!!

      Delete
  3. I'm doubting myself a lot these days about being a writer. I'm in my 60s and been writing since I was a teenager. Maybe I'm just tired. Still, I can't imagine doing anything else.
    The View from the Top of the Ladder
    Take 25 to Hollister

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Su-siee ... don't listen to that voice ... it's a liar! All of us creative, artist-types hear it.

      Delete
    2. Yeah. What Susan said! That voice is a liar!

      Delete
  4. One of my favorite authors. I think I've read "The Stand" about 5 times! He does have a very natural way with words.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I can't read a lot of his works because I get nightmares! But he's an excellent writer, for sure.

      Delete