Quotes for Writers and people who like quotes STEPHEN KING on why bad writing is good for you
What could be more encouraging to the struggling writer than to realize his/her work is unquestionably better than that of someone who actually got paid for his/her stuff?
One learns most clearly what not to do by reading bad prose — one novel like Asteroid Miners (or Valley of the Dolls, Flowers in the Attic, and The Bridges of Madison County, to name just a few) is worth a semester at a good writing school, even with the superstar guest lecturers thrown in.
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Is he right? And do you get demoralised when you see bad writing in print or does it spur you on?
AND what about his choice of books….
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