Literary Birthday – 24 March – Tabitha King

Happy Birthday, Tabitha King, born 24 March 1949.

Five Quotes

  1. Writing is always a restorative process. It’s like paddling a kayak. When you’re writing, you can’t do anything else. You’re in the space you’re in. So, in that way, it’s enormously centring and restorative.
  2. Places are extremely important when writing a long story because place shapes a character.
  3. In literature, the ghost is almost always a metaphor for the weight of the past. I don’t believe in them in the traditional sense.
  4. It was quite a trick to write when the children were small. Fortunately, they got used to being ignored, and then they grew up and left home and are now ignoring their own children so they can write.
  5. I never think about how anyone will react to what I write when I’m writing it.

Tabitha King is an American author and activist. She is married to the writer, Stephen King. She is the author of One on One and The Book of Reuben.

by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 24th March 2015