“When it comes to the reading part of it, there’s a magic moment, a really magic moment—if you read enough, it will always come to you if you want to be a writer—where you put down some book and say, ‘This really SUCKS. I could do better than THIS. And this got PUBLISHED.’” —Stephen King
I love this quote because it reminds us writers that we need a floor as well as a ceiling. Especially right out of college, we get inundated with the flawless prose and poetry of The Greats. Even writers that no one knows about can be detrimental if that’s all we read.
So read some really bad crap! There’s plenty out there. And realize that yes, indeed, you CAN do this and can do it EVEN BETTER than you think!
Create and Complete!