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Writing as a Career Versus Writing as a Passion

Stephen King feels that if an aspiring writer sits down to write a story with the hopes of making money, he should quit before he has begun. Stephen King admits that there are writers out there who do it for the money, but feels that these writers are not good writers. These writers review theater or sports for the local papers. These writers butcher words and miss the meaning of symbolism and theme.

Stephen King sees writing as a passion, calling it magic. Stephen King believes that the writer has to truly love what he is doing. Writing is a lonely career. A writer is often locked alone in an office with nothing but a blank sheet of paper or computer screen as his company. It is often difficult for the new writer to face these blank sheets of paper...

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