When you write a story, you’re telling yourself the story. When you rewrite, your main job is taking out all the things that are not the story. Write with your door closed, rewrite with the door open… Once you know what your story is and get it right – as right as you can, anyway – it belongs to anyone who wants to read it. Or criticize it.
Stephen King, “On Writing”
P.S. This quote is perfect according to the style and grammar check.