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Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Read, Read, Read

26 Aug

Today is Writer’s Quote Wednesday hosted by Colleen  from Silver Threading.

I’d like to encourage everyone today to pick up a book (or tablet) and read. I hear too many people say, way too often that they don’t have time to read. I know doctors, nurses, parents with multiple children, teachers, lawyers . . . who are avid readers. If they can make the time to read anyone can. And if you’re an aspiring writer, it is part of your job to read. Whenever I hear an aspiring writer say they don’t read, for whatever reason, the hairs at the back of my neck stand on end. Writers have to read––if they want to be any good.


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Writer’s Quote Wednesday

13 May

Hi everyone! Welcome to ‘Writer’s Quote Wednesday‘ prompted by Colleen from Silver Threading. Visit Colleen’s blog and take part. You can quote one of your best-loved writers, make up your own quote, or feature a quote you enjoyed from one of your favorite books.

Stephen King Quote

“You have to remain faithful to what you’re working on.”

~ Stephen King

How many times have you been tempted to scrap the writing you began because you thought it wasn’t working out, but you stuck with it and it blossomed into a fascinating story? It’s happened to me several times. I almost gave up on my book, The Fall of Lilith on several occasions. At times I felt I was in over my head, but giving up would have been a mistake. Now, I consider The Fall of Lilith to be one of my best work to date. If you give up on a story every time things start to get complicated you’ll never finish a single one. If you get stuck, stop writing and go for a walk, eat something, bake, exercise, read . . . take a break from your writing for a while, and when you return to it you’ll see things from a different perspective.

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Stephen King

26 Dec



Stephen Edwin King is an American author of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy.


Hello, my name is Vashti and I’m a writer of horror, fantasy, and suspense/thriller. It’s no secret, to those who know me, that I’m a huge fan of author Stephen King. I’ve read most of his books, including the non-horror ones. It is always a bit scary for an avid reader, such as myself, to go watch a movie adaptation of a book I’ve loved reading. Too many times things go horribly wrong. Like when a director or screenwriter change too much of the storyline and mix in a great deal of ‘hollywood’. Like they’re going to tell a better story then Stephen King, really? The directors and screenwriters that have remained within Stephen King’s storyline have gotten it right. Don’t mess with a good thing people.

Anyway, I get goosebumps and chills up and down my spine when I’m asked who Stephen King is. I take a few steps back and imagine a green gooey alien behind his/her skin mask. You’d have to be from another planet not to have heard of Stephen King. He is the bestselling author on the planet and a very wise man. Today, I’m going to list some of my favorite Stephen King books, movie adaptations, and quotes. If you’re not familiar with who Stephen King is you will by the end of this post and maybe you’ve been a fan of his all along and didn’t even know it. 😉

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My Favorite Stephen King Books:

1/  The Green Mile

2/ Salem’s Lot

3/ Misery

4/ The Shining

5/ The Stand


My Favorite Stephen King Movie Adaptations:

1/ Misery


2/ The Green Mile

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3/ The Mist

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4/ The Shining

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5/ Stand By Me




My Favorite Stephen King Quotes:

1/  “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”

2/  “And as a writer, one of the things that I’ve always been interested in doing is actually invading your comfort space. Because that’s what we’re suppose to do. Get under your skin, and make you react.”

3/  “Get busy living, or get busy dying.”

4/  “I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and fries.”

5/  “Books are uniquely portable magic.”


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Are you a fan of Stephen King? What Stephen King books have you read? What movie adaptation is your favorite?