Jump-starting a writing career isn’t very easy. For most of us, developing the skills a good author needs is a matter of time and effort. It just doesn’t happen over night. Fortunately, there are plenty of guides for the aspiring writer, among them Stephen Kings’ On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. On Writing is more than just advice for the would-be scribbler: It’s a look into the life and creative practices of one of America’s greatest living authors.
Here are five of my favorite quotes from this highly recommended book.