The only way to improve your vocabulary is to read more. Again, I find this to be a generalization and not much more than a subjective view. I had read many rave reviews about this book, so I went and got myself the audio book version for the long train rides on my latest European vacation but ended up listening to it everywhere I went and finished it in the first couple of days.
King uses this section to put down on paper what he does and does not do; he says these rules will work for any writer, but they are really either for beginning writers or just those who are curious to know how Stephen King writes.
Of those, On Writing: After having read this one, I'm going to go back and read these stories. Of course, you will get much much more out of it by reading or listening to the book, which provides a lot of in-depth discussion and useful examples.
It contains a lot of the same advice you might find in other writing books, but King adds his own personal touch and insight from his years of experience. One day Stephen King got the idea to write a story about a young woman with telepathic ability.
However, that being said, he also admits to using adverbs more often than he should. It stems from a lack of reading good books throughout my childhood and adolescence.
But I figured I owed you some kudos. King seldom works out plots for his stories in advance. April 7, in Best OfBook ReviewsOn Writing by pacejmiller There are plenty of books on writing out there, mostly by writers you have never heard of and probably never will.
They marched in one by one in a single filed line to their places on the stone ground. Then, he says, the novel should be put away for at least six weeks, to allow the writer some distance from the work. Inhe was hit by a van and thought he might never walk again. More novels followed, and King decided to focus his career on writing.
That I agree with. When revising the first draft, King suggests you concentrate on both big things such as inconsistencies, plot holes and character motivation and development problems, as well as small things, such as misspellings.
King plots once in a great while, but tries to avoid it as much as possible. The first half of the book is memoir. He loves to write and he writes for the love of writing. This was the subject of one of my earlier posts on writing. But he never stopped writing and honing his craft, largely thanks to the encouragement of his wife Tabitha, who happens to also be his most loyal supporter.
He started drinking during a high school senior trip to Washington, D. By the time he reached adolescence in his high school years, writing had already begun to provide him an outlet for his creative mind. You may need to add or delete scenes. To my way of thinking, that doesnt mean all childlike behavior should disappear -- just become less frequent -- sort of recede into the background.
Xipe Totec was working his magic on the land and the city. For King, vocabulary can be simple or complicated. It was like starting over again from square one. King attributes the use of passive voice to fear. Always a heavy drinker, Stephen King soon became an alcoholic, wrongly believing the alcohol helped his writing.
There are many different types of writing courses and writers — some people might need a course to get them started or give them more confidence.
Make notes about where problems are, mark up the manuscript and check your notes when revising. Without that, the other tools aren't much good! Part III is significantly shorter. The one thing King knows is writing—it is the one thing besides his wife and family that does not let him down.
Publishers Weekly July 31, Stephen King felt as though writing were an important aspect to his life, but that writing was not his life. All 3 parts are equally instructive and compelling. He started drinking during a high school senior trip to Washington, D. There is a common theme running through his life, and that theme is writing.The first third of the book contains King's memoir, which includes heartfelt tidbits about his brother, mother and his long battles with alcohol and drug addiction.
The second part of the book, "On Writing," is where aspiring novelists might find inspiration/5(K). On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft is an instructive and insightful book, one that is filled with useful information for the aspiring writer and immensely enjoyable to read (or in my case, listen to).
I would recommend it to anyone wanting to learn more about the craft of writing or just wants a good read.
Stephen King’s book, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, touches on each of these activities. The breadth of this memoir comes as a surprise—what is a memoir of a craft anyway? King divides his memoir into several parts, including/5(K). ― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft.
tags: writing. likes. Like “The most important things to remember about back story are that (a) everyone has a history and (b) most of it isn’t very interesting.” ― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. tags. In his great book, On Writing – A Memoir of the Craft, King provides excellent advice for aspiring authors.
In this article we will share a few. “On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft,” was written in by Stephen King. This book is one of Kings few non-fiction works and reads like a textbook for writers.Download