Stephen King, Kill Your Darlings and other Tips on Writing.

I’m going to add two links here for Stephen King’s tips on writing. The first from Open Culture; the second from Business Insider. I would also recommend picking up his, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft.

Open Culture: “In one of my favorite Stephen King interviews, for The Atlantic, he talks at length about the vital importance of a good opening line. ‘There are all sorts of theories,’ he says, ‘it’s a tricky thing.’ ‘But there’s one thing’ he’s sure about: ‘An opening line should invite the reader to begin the story. It should say: Listen. Come in here. You want to know about this.’ King’s discussion of opening lines is compelling because of his dual focus as an avid reader and a prodigious writer of fiction . . . ” Continue reading . . .

Business Insider: “Renowned author Stephen King has written over 50 books that have captivated millions of people around the world.

In his memoir, On Writing, King shares valuable insights into how to be a better writer. And he doesn’t sugarcoat it. He writes, ‘I can’t lie and say there are no bad writers. Sorry, but there are lots of bad writers.’

Don’t want to be one of them? Here are 22 great pieces of advice from King’s book . . . ” Continue reading . . . 



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