A Short Story Is A Different Thing Altogether

A short story is a different thing altogether – a short story is like a quick kiss in the dark from a stranger.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Stephen King Quotes (Author of The Shining). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/3389.Stephen_King [Accessed 21 Sep. 2019].
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Cut To The Bone When Revising

When your story is ready for rewrite, cut it to the bone. Get rid of every ounce of excess fat. This is going to hurt; revising a story down to the bare essentials is always a little like murdering children, but it must be done.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Stephen King Quotes (Author of The Shining). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/3389.Stephen_King [Accessed 21 Sep. 2019].

Listen To The Critics

The worst advice? ‘Don’t listen to the critics.’ I think that you really ought to listen to the critics, because sometimes they’re telling you something is broken that you can fix.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Stephen King Quotes (Author of The Shining). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/3389.Stephen_King [Accessed 21 Sep. 2019].

Imagination Must Be Exercised In A Disciplined Way

The writer must have a good imagination to begin with, but the imagination has to be muscular, which means it must be exercised in a disciplined way, day in and day out, by writing, failing, succeeding and revising.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Stephen King Quotes (Author of The Shining). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/3389.Stephen_King [Accessed 21 Sep. 2019].