10 Essential Writing Tips from Stephen King’s “On Writing”

In 2002 Stephen King temporarily gave up on writing bestselling novels and wrote a little book chronicling his rise to fame and discussing exactly …

10 Essential Writing Tips from Stephen King’s “On Writing”

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  1. I couldn’t read this post without subscribing, so I didn’t read it, but I’ve read On Writing. My brother, a college-level creative writing professor, recommended it to me. I found this so shocking I immediately bought the book. I can’t imagine my brother reading a Stephen King novel.
    I’m a big Stephen King fan, but I don’t necessarily consider him a great writer. He’s awesome at constructing plot and setting a scene, but he can be sloppy and he absolutely refuses to cut out all of his unrelated subplots that take the novel length from 350 pages to 550 pages. I often feel like he’s wasting my time. Also, I almost always skip his dream sequences which usually add nothing to the story.
    With that said, I used to have a framed list of King’s writing tips hanging in my bathroom. I found almost all of them to be spot-on.

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