If you want to learn about writers and why we do it, you’ll go a long way before you find better insights.I don’t agree with everything he says but there is a lot of good sense amongst the hundreds of quotes that have been attributed to him.“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”“The scariest moment is always just before you start.”Two of the best quotes and both absolutely true. “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”“So okay― there you are in your room with the shade down and the door shut and the plug pulled out of the base of the telephone. You’ve blown up your TV and committed yourself to a thousand words a day, come hell or high water. Now comes the big question: What are you going to write about? And the equally big answer: Anything you damn well want.”Feeling inspired yet? You should be. “I have spent a good many years since―too many, I think―being ashamed about what I write. I think I was forty before I realized that almost every writer of fiction or poetry who has ever published a line has been accused by someone of wasting his or her God-given talent. If you write (or paint or dance or sculpt or sing, I suppose), someone will try to make you feel lousy about it, that’s all.”Thank you Mr King for these words, they should give us an insight into how to be brave enough to start and more importantly to finish.
Source: Quotes from the King.