Một vài câu đáng để ý trong On Writing – Stephen King

Hôm qua tẩn mẩn đọc lại quyển On Writing của Stephen King, thấy có một vài câu hấp dẫn ông nói về nghệ thuật viết văn.

In my characters, a kind of wildness and a deep conservatism are wound together like hair in a braid.

When you write a story, you’re telling yourself the story. When you rewrite, your main job is taking out the things that are not in the story.

Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open.

Writing is a lonely job. Having someone who believes in you makes a lot of difference. They don’t have to make speeches. Just believing is usually enough.