Thursday, September 6, 2007

On Word Choice

Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word. There are no exceptions to this rule.

-- Stephen King, "Everything You Need to Know About Writing Successfully - in Ten Minutes", 1988

2 comments:

Jojo said...

That's a great quote! Have you read King's book On Writing? It's full of excellent advice for writers plus his life story. On Writing is actually the first King book I ever read. I don't like horror, so I avoided his fiction. But, after reading On Writing, I have read a few of his less scary books and WOW. He is so talented!

Anyhoo, just stumbled on your site here... Hi :)

JP said...

Hi jojo,
Thanks for the recommendation. Haven't read the book. Like you, I'm not really a fan of the horror genre, but I'll have to look his writing book up. :-)

Thanks again!