Monday, February 11, 2002

Discuss Stephen King's book On Writing with an artist friend, Fiona Ross.

We agree that writers and artists face many shared problems, not least getting started each day. A blank canvas is very like a blank sheet of paper, or rather a blank computer screen since most of us write on computers these days.

Will Stephen King really give up writing? Doubt it. Suspect he may have a rest but its a bit like giving up breathing. Its not something you have much choice over. If you are driven to create then come hell or high water you will do it.

Its not something like retiring from the bank or civil service. An artist is an artist until he or she draws the last breath.

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