Thursday, April 19, 2012

STEPHEN KING - FROM A BUICK 8

I've been wanting to read Stephen King's, From a Buick 8, for some time time now. It did not disappoint. As a writer, a particular paragraph grabbed my attention:-

"Tell me everything. But - this is important - tell me a story, one that has a beginning and a middle and an end where everything is explained. Because I deserve that. Don't shake the rattle of your ambiguity in my face. I deny its place. I repudiate its claim. I want a story."

Keep writing....

21 comments:

  1. Hi, Diane, that's a great quote. Falls right in line with the idea that the first draft is for the author and then every subsequent draft is for the reader.

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    1. Hi Derek welcome to my blog and thank you for leaving a comment - nicely said! :-)

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  2. Great quote - I need to read his novels! Love his On Writing.

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    1. On Writing is excellent and yes, yes, yes you need to read his novels.Entertaining reads and a great example of good story telling. x

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  3. Absolutely! I toom love Mr KLing's writing. Have you read 'On Writing' or his latest about time travel?

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    1. I have read 'On Writing' Pat. Tho I haven't read his latest about time travel - must read that. I will look it up. I really enjoyed 'Under the Dome'. Have you read that one? :-)

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  4. I have never read a Stephen King book, must it's on my 'must read' list now. Great quote.

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    1. Hello Maggie - he is well worth a read. Many books to choose from. :-)

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  5. I need to take the Stephen King plunge. I simply must make the time. So much to read. So few hours to divide.

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    1. So true Jeff, but well worth it!

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    2. Oh, I just tagged you for "The Lucky 7 Meme" on my blog if you care to participate. Details are at: Strands of Pattern.

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    3. Thanks for that Jeff. I've already done this one. Check it out if you like http://www.dianefordham.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/novel-marketing-opportunity.html

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    4. You know, I do remember reading that post/excerpt. (Intriguing by the way!) Sorry for the double-tag. I should have taken more time when I went through your site yesterday looking for *exactly that*. LOL

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  6. Great quote and now I must read some Stephen King again soon :-) x

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    1. Hello Teresa - I do a variety of reading but always enjoy returning to Stephen King. x

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  7. I should read more Stephen King, since people keep asking if I'm related to him. Sadly, no. Love that quote! :)

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    1. Hello David - thanks for your comment :-)

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  8. Stephen King is amazing, isn't he? His On Writing has to be the best book about writing ever.

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