I figured I could learn a thing or two from Stephen King’s book On Writing. I did, and also I’m just interested in Stephen King as a person and was curious to see what this book was all about. It’s definitely a book for writers and aspiring writers.
Even though I went to journalism school, and somehow got through grammar classes and a semester of writing for the local newspaper (I hated every moment of it) I write like I talk and a I only write about what I know.
I honestly can’t imagine writing fiction. Sometimes I have crazy dreams and I’ll type them up — but I know that I’ll never do anything with them. I know I’ll never turn any of the concepts into a fiction novel. I’m better at just telling you what has happened to me and how it made me feel or what I’ve done and how I did it.
So here’s a bit of what I gleaned from On Writing: Continue reading…