The Good Stuff Stays

For years Stephen King has preached a much different approach to writing than other master writers. He doesn’t outline. He doesn’t write down ideas. He just writes. In this Q&A session from 2012, King goes into details about his ideas, screenwriting, Lovecraft, and a lot more. It’s really good. (I’m going to flag this NSFW since there is some strong language.)

My favorite quote from the talk:

“People will say, “do you keep a notebook.” And the answer is I think a writer’s notebook is the best way in the world to immortalize bad ideas. My idea about a good idea is one that sticks around and sticks around and sticks around.”

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