Thursday, June 3, 2010

Quote Time!

Found another great one by Stephen King (it's soooo funny, how I'm too wimpy to read his works, but I couldn't agree MORE with every single piece of writing advice he gives. "Dear Mr. King, please write something without blood or serial killers or murderous cars, so that I can enjoy your amazing prose. Sincerely, Me"). lol

Making people believe the unbelievable is no trick; it's work … Belief and reader absorption come in the details: An overturned tricycle in the gutter of an abandoned neighborhood can stand for everything. ~Stephen King (link)

So true. If a writer crafts it well enough, then a seemingly-meaningless object, a piece of dialogue, a gesture, can mean everything. It goes back, I think, to BEADS. The importance of symbolism and of carrying those symbols (subtly) all the way through a work. Something about those beads immediately enriches a work with meaning and depth.


  1. Methinks this from a WD article. Thanks for the shout-out


  2. I think you're right! I'll edit it into the post! :-)

  3. Yep, got the SK quote from that great "wallpaper" page. It's in there now...

  4. Just thinking....a 'journal of props' to spark future writing ideas, may be useful to flesh out a plot.