Stephen King on Revision




“To write is human, to edit is divine.”

“When you write a book, you spend day after day scanning and identifying the trees. When you’re done, you have to step back and look at the forest.”


“Your job during or just after the first draft is to decide what something or somethings yours is about. Your job in the second draft— one of them, anyway—is to make that something even more clear. This may necessitate some big changes and revisions. The benefits to you and your reader will be clearer focus and a more unified story. It hardly ever fails.”


All quotations are from

Stephen King On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft



Stephen King’s Quotations on Writing




“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things that I’m aware of, no shortcut.”


“Let me say it again: You must not come lightly to the blank page.”


All quotations from:

King, Stephen On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft 10th Anniversary Edition. 

3 Quotations in 3 Days Challenge: Day 2


Unite Together in Peace has nominated me to participate in the 3 Quotations in 3 Days Challenge.  Thank you so much for including me!

The Rules for the Challenge:

  1. Three quotations for three days.
  2. Three nominees each day (no repetition).
  3. Thank the person who nominated you.
  4. Inform the nominees.

My Quotation for Day 2:



“If you write books, you go on one page at a time.”

                                                                         Stephen King

My Nominees:

Mitch Teemley


Annette Rochelle Aben

Please visit their blogs!

And thank you once again to Unite Together in Peace .


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Writing Quotations


Here are a few of my favorite writing quotations:



“You put one word after another until you are done.”

                                                                                   Neil Gaiman






“If you write books, you go one page at a time.”

                                                                                   Stephen King




“I don’t fiddle or edit or change while I’m going through that first draft.”

                                                                                   Nora Roberts

Quotations on Writing by Stephen King




“Let me say it again: you must not come lightly to the blank page.”


“Reading is the creative center of a writer’s life.”


“The story always comes first.”


All quotations from:

King, Stephen. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. New York: Scribner, 2000.