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kindle Ó On Writing Ï Ö stephen king Ö ❴Reading❵ ➷ On Writing Author Stephen King – Eyltransferservices.co.uk Long live the King hailed Entertainment Weekly upon the publication of Stephen King's On Writing Part memoir part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time this superb voOw the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery Brilliantly structured friendly and inspiring On Writing will empower and entertain everyone who reads it fans writers and anyone who loves a great story well toldback cover On Writing A Memoir of the Craft Superb absolutely superb I've listened to Stephen King read his audio book three times I can't recommend highly enough Since I'm on the cusp of posting 1000 reviews here on Goodreads I'd like to share my own thoughts on writing book reviews and link my reflections with Stephen King's wisdom on the craft of writing “You cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you” I recall back when I was in my 20s and 30s reading book reviews in the New York Times and Philadelphia Inuirer and thinking oh if I only had the opportunity to write book reviews I so much love book reviews I was truly swept away by well crafted book reviewsOf course with and now Goodreads all that has changed Eight years ago I seized the opportunity to write online book reviews I instantly fell in love with writing book reviews and made the commitment back then to post two book reviews a week Anyway I honed the craft of writing book reviews by writing and multiple rewrites until I took great joy in reading my own reviews This to say Stephen King is so right here work away until your writing gives YOU joy to read That way your writing stands a better chance of giving pleasure to others “I'm a slow reader but I usually get through seventy or eighty books a year most fiction I don't read in order to study the craft; I read because I like to read” The key here is LOVE reading books Like Stephen I'm a slow reader but as a dedicated book reviewer I read lots of books every year And like Stephen I enjoy listening to audio books Fortunately I have two abilities that help greatly as a book reviewer 1 I can easily become absorbed in a book especially a novel really absorbed as if I'm living heart and mind in the unfolding story and 2 both my short term and long term memory are excellent for fiction I can remember the details of the novels I've read 50 years ago as if I read them yesterday an ability that comes in mighty handy when writing reviews “If you want to be a writer you must do two things above all others read a lot and write a lot There's no way around these two things that I'm aware of no shortcut” So true Stephen I so much look forward to writing when I wake up in the morning understatement And I've built up my endurance to the point where I have no problem writing 2 or 3 or 4 or even 5 or 6 hours at a time For me it's not a job grinding it out but rather a continual joy I echo South American author Fernando Sorrentino who said he would never let writing become a job “To write is human to edit is divine” Spot on sir The key is to take delight in revisiting your writing again and again reading it aloud to make sure the rhythms are smooth not clunky the ear has it all over the eye when it comes to judging rhythm When I first began writing book reviews here's what I did I wrote out great book reviews written by such authors as John Updike Michiko Kakutani and James Wood just to get the feel for what it's like to write a great review I also used a digital device to record their reviews and I listened while taking my walks After a few months I recorded my own book reviews alternating with the great writers until I was satisfied with my writing my rhythm vocabulary use of examples and metaphor “Your job isn't to find these ideas but to recognize them when they show up” For a book reviewer this means to be keenly aware of the book you are reading Underline passages as you read take notes read some of the book aloud to get a deeper feel for the author's voice reread pages or chapters or sections you feel are particularly important so as not to miss the subtleties of character the nuances of atmosphere along with the author's overall vision “If you intend to write as truthfully as you can your days as a member of polite society are numbered” If others think you a bookworm or egghead or oddball or goofball I've freuently been judged all of these that's their issue not yours If possible avoid people who discourage you from reading andor writing Cultivate solitude become your own best friend make books your friends make authors your friends let the creative act of reading and writing become a shining polestar in your life“The scariest moment is always just before you start” I think Stephen is thinking of those who want to write a short story or most particularly those who set out or are in the process of writing a novel For me there are no scary moments in the process of writing book reviews not at the start not at the end or anything in between So saying I'll post this review

On WritingOw the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery Brilliantly structured friendly and inspiring On Writing will empower and entertain everyone who reads it fans writers and anyone who loves a great story well toldback cover On Writing A Memoir of the Craft Superb absolutely superb I've listened to Stephen King read his audio book three times I can't recommend highly enough Since I'm on the cusp of posting 1000 reviews here on Goodreads I'd like to share my own thoughts on writing book reviews and link my reflections with Stephen King's wisdom on the craft of writing “You cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you” I recall back when I was in my 20s and 30s reading book reviews in the New York Times and Philadelphia Inuirer and thinking oh if I only had the opportunity to write book reviews I so much love book reviews I was truly swept away by well crafted book reviewsOf course with and now Goodreads all that has changed Eight years ago I seized the opportunity to write online book reviews I instantly fell in love with writing book reviews and made the commitment back then to post two book reviews a week Anyway I honed the craft of writing book reviews by writing and multiple rewrites until I took great joy in reading my own reviews This to say Stephen King is so right here work away until your writing gives YOU joy to read That way your writing stands a better chance of giving pleasure to others “I'm a slow reader but I usually get through seventy or eighty books a year most fiction I don't read in order to study the craft; I read because I like to read” The key here is LOVE reading books Like Stephen I'm a slow reader but as a dedicated book reviewer I read lots of books every year And like Stephen I enjoy listening to audio books Fortunately I have two abilities that help greatly as a book reviewer 1 I can easily become absorbed in a book especially a novel really absorbed as if I'm living heart and mind in the unfolding story and 2 both my short term and long term memory are excellent for fiction I can remember the details of the novels I've read 50 years ago as if I read them yesterday an ability that comes in mighty handy when writing reviews “If you want to be a writer you must do two things above all others read a lot and write a lot There's no way around these two things that I'm aware of no shortcut” So true Stephen I so much look forward to writing when I wake up in the morning understatement And I've built up my endurance to the point where I have no problem writing 2 or 3 or 4 or even 5 or 6 hours at a time For me it's not a job grinding it out but rather a continual joy I echo South American author Fernando Sorrentino who said he would never let writing become a job “To write is human to edit is divine” Spot on sir The key is to take delight in revisiting your writing again and again reading it aloud to make sure the rhythms are smooth not clunky the ear has it all over the eye when it comes to judging rhythm When I first began writing book reviews here's what I did I wrote out great book reviews written by such authors as John Updike Michiko Kakutani and James Wood just to get the feel for what it's like to write a great review I also used a digital device to record their reviews and I listened while taking my walks After a few months I recorded my own book reviews alternating with the great writers until I was satisfied with my writing my rhythm vocabulary use of examples and metaphor “Your job isn't to find these ideas but to recognize them when they show up” For a book reviewer this means to be keenly aware of the book you are reading Underline passages as you read take notes read some of the book aloud to get a deeper feel for the author's voice reread pages or chapters or sections you feel are particularly important so as not to miss the subtleties of character the nuances of atmosphere along with the author's overall vision “If you intend to write as truthfully as you can your days as a member of polite society are numbered” If others think you a bookworm or egghead or oddball or goofball I've freuently been judged all of these that's their issue not yours If possible avoid people who discourage you from reading andor writing Cultivate solitude become your own best friend make books your friends make authors your friends let the creative act of reading and writing become a shining polestar in your life“The scariest moment is always just before you start” I think Stephen is thinking of those who want to write a short story or most particularly those who set out or are in the process of writing a novel For me there are no scary moments in the process of writing book reviews not at the start not at the end or anything in between So saying I'll post this review

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On Writing Ç Long live the King hailed Entertainment Weekly upon the publication of Stephen King's On Writing Part memoir part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer's craf Let's be honest Stephen King is not one of the greatest writers of all time He will never win a Pulitzer or a Nobel he might win a Newberry though if he ever decides to tap into the KidsYoung Adult market and on the few times his books are featured in the New York Times Book Review the reviewer will treat the book with a sort of haughty disdain knowing their time could be better spent trashing Joyce Carol Oates None of this should suggest however that King is not ualified to write a book about how to write Sure he churns out pulpy horror stories that are proudly displayed in airport bookstores but the man knows how to write a good story and he's probably one of the most well known non dead American authors in the world So he must be doing something right I'm not the biggest fan of King's books but I really enjoyed On Writing He talks about writing frankly and practically mixing tried and true pieces of advice fear the adverb never write repliedremarkedmutteredyelled etc when you can write said and don't be afraid to kill off your favorite character with anecdotes about how some of his books came about I especially liked the story behind Carrie King was working as a janitor at a high school and one night he was cleaning the girls' locker room He asked the other janitor what that little metal dispenser box on the wall was and the other man replied that it was for pussy pluggers At the same time King had been reading about how psychic abilities often manifest in girls just beginning to go through puberty He combined the two ideas and wrote out a couple pages that would turn into the opening of Carrie if you haven't read it you should Many thanks to King's wife who rescued the pages from the wastebasket after King first decided that the idea was stupid and threw them away So in conclusion even if you aren't a fan of Stephen King's work he has some very good advice about writing and storytelling plus some good stories of his own Sure you can call him a sellout But I like him Also he once said in an interview that Stephenie Meyer can't write worth a darn You stay classy Mr King mobi í ☆ Stephen King

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Stephen King ☆ On Writing text T comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have King's advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer from his struggling early career to his widely reported near fatal accident in and h So it's become very clear to me now that very few writers actually write about the craft The only Latin American writer to do so Mario Vargas Llosa who took several years off of his busy novel writing to write about his now ex pal Gabriel Garcia Maruez But I suddenly forgot who the King was no I mean literally I've not read him in years High school being the prime time for Stephen King all the guy has useful insight no shit because he is not only prolific uber successful he got 400000 for his first novel “Carrie” but because let’s all admit it he’s pretty damn good Maybe prose is not the forte per se but story sure is think of how many times he has tapped the vein of the zeitgeist to produce visceral emblematic and modern monsters It's interesting to compare this with the only other non fiction I’ve read of late “The Perpetual Orgy” “Letters to a Young Novelist” by the already mentioned Peruvian auteur They both Vargas Llosa and King tell us to seriously commit to writing to write write write write WRITE but even splendidly they endorse heavy reading duh I love Stephen King uotes like this little morsel of truth “If you don’t have the time to read you don’t have the time or the tools to write” Take that non reading punks verging perilously close to ignoramuses Let me recall some of the stuff I’ve learned the rest has been absorbed as if by osmosis 1 rewrite at least two times once the novel has been completed 2 write read for at least 5 hours every single day 3 IMPORTANT look for an editor they are eager for new talent King says 4 VERY IMPORTANT begin a serious submitting process L Williford has always emphasized the importance of this 5 write solely to your IR Ideal Reader it's all super helpful Perhaps the “Toolbox” section is its weakest part inversely MVL’s bag of tricks is on glorious display in “Letters” though he never mentions the publishing process like King does going over rudimentary English is I am forced to admit uite lame But King does seem enthusiastic throughout as only the best teachers are in the classroom—his tone is one of slight optimism for the developing novelist He cheers you on THE Stephen King Bottom line INVALUABLE stuff a few awesome for the fans confessional tidbits some golly good pointers