“Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s”.
– Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
I was thinking along these lines earlier this week. It felt to me like once you’ve written something and put it out there it gets a life of its own. Several lives, in fact. It has much less to do with you once you’ve let it go. It goes on to touch lives differently. The “touching” can be rooted in the past, the present or hopes for the future. I know this is what I am going through myself when I read something that moves me. The piece can mean an altogether different thing to the reader, than it did when it came out of you. But then, that’s the beauty of it all, isn’t it!
A very cool quote by Stephen King, I thought:)
This is for Colleen over at Silver Threading on Writer’s Quote Wednesday.
I am off prompt today, but I wanted to participate this week.