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“I was built with a love of the night and the unquiet coffin, that’s all. If you disapprove, I can only shrug my shoulders. It’s what I have.” – Stephen King, author of On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
I must had heard its silent screams because trapped in the back of my bookcase waiting to be read was Stephen King’s book, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. It was a gift from a friend who knew how much I loved writing. To be honest, I had not given it any real consideration. The subject of horror fiction writing wasn’t attractive to me, wasn’t a world I wanted to tramp in. After reading the book Misery, I lay awake for weeks afterwards, wondering if that creaking of floorboards was someone in the house. But seeing King’s innocuous book cover done in a beautiful, subtle creamy yellow, red and pink patient flowers blooming under a brightly lit picture window, I was tempted to tiptoe insides its pages. And when I began to read, I was hooked.
How do we go about accomplishing the writing goals we have, living up to the seeds of possibility within? We all have dreams and goals.
Big ones and little ones. Maybe there is a novel inside us, a story we have to tell. Maybe we want to write a historical romance, a memoir, or series of short stories about quirky characters in a small Nebraska town. But when the blank page presents itself before us, the blank computer page, the task seems insurmountable. How do we overcome fear and inertia and a sense of being overwhelmed in order to allow the process to begin?
Whether you are a beginning writer or one with many publications to your credit, this blog is your invitation to join the writing community.
Our wish is that it will serve as a source of inspiration and encouragement, and that it will help you reach deep within and write to your fullest potential. Welcome!Learn More About Becky & Lucy»