When the Master Speaks… You Listen #Writing

So today while finishing up my manuscript and crossing my fingers that all loose ends have been tied nicely in a hundred bows, I saw this:

And off I went searching for the following words on my manuscript. And sure enough, there were six instances of “for a (long) moment” which when I promptly removed them, made the sentences a thousand times better. Even perfect.

Why does he have to make so much sense?

4 thoughts on “When the Master Speaks… You Listen #Writing

  1. Since college I have used Pinterest to keep up with what’s in and out as far as wording and dialogue. Some lists are exhausting and I find myself wonder if I only use the word said or if “said is dead”

    I think I should just stick to a few more credible sources. King has definitively earned that title.

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    1. The Pinterest boards drive me crazy with all the rules people pin on there. But King has some good ones especially from his book on writing (of which the title escapes me at the moment LOL).

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