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Thursday, 12 August 2010

Nail on the Basement Wall

By the way the book I was referring to in my last two posts is Stephen King's 'On Writing'.
I leant it to a friend and never got it back! I really admired the fact that Stephen King didn't dwell on rejections, but used them to fuel his determination to one day succeed as a published author.

They say don't tell people you want to be a writer, tell them you are a writer.

So now I don't say I'm trying to write a novel, I say I am writing a novel! I hope you feel as inspired by him as I did.

Do you keep your rejection slips or throw them away?

2 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this book. I got it the Christmas before last and simply ouldn't put it down. What an amazing insight.

    I also found it very inspirational, and I am secretly chuffed that, while Stephen King's writing desks have almost always been in an attic room tucked under the eaves, mine is too. I'm hoping this will help me channel his talent somehow!

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  2. Bless you Angeline.
    I leant mine to a colleague and never got it back. I hope one day to buy another :O)

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