Write For Yourself

  “When you write a story, you’re telling yourself the story. When you rewrite, your main job is taking out all the things that are not the story.” Perhaps you’ve seen the above quote, maybe everyday if you own Stephen King’s On Writing. The header of this post is a snippet of the maxim attached to that quote. In full the maxim is: “First write for yourself, and then worry about your audience.” I agree wholeheartedly with this maxim. Why

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