Quotes by Writers Stephen King and Phillip Roth

Stephen King said, “The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”

Phillip Roth said, “The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress.”Road



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For over twenty-five years, I've taught elementary grades, high school, and county special education classes. Now I am a field supervisor for teachers working toward their teaching credentials. I also teach writing classes in Dublin and Pleasanton, California. I have won 5 awards in short story contests, My stories are published in The California Writers Club Literary Review, and several anthologies including four times in Las Positas College collections. I have several book projects, but the two that have my immediate attention are HADA'S FOG, which is women's fiction, LILLI, a YA novel, and NORMAN IN THE PICTURE, a paranormal mystery. I have published an anthology WRITTEN ACROSS THE GENRES that includes writings from members of my writing classes and other writers. It's available on Amazon and Kindle.

4 thoughts on “Quotes by Writers Stephen King and Phillip Roth”

  1. I’ve quit (for the most part) using adverbs in my fiction. As for works in progress, my memoir has been that for about 8 years now. Someday I’ll finish it and move on from the past… permanently (sigh)


    1. Hi Tammy, I know what you mean. For six years, part time, I edited my novel and finally I had to put it away for a while. I needed to write something fresh. I know I’ll go back to it because six years, as you know, is a big time investment. For now, I’m enjoying writing a paranormal mystery for the first time. Good luck finishing your project.


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