On Writing - summary
08 August, 2020 - 1 min read
Last night I finished reading Steven King's 'On Writing' - it was a great read. I've never actually read any of his fiction books (but I'm about to). I learnt a lot from the seasoned best seller.
I thought I would write up a quick summary of things that struck me as interesting:
Story above all else
Read a lot. Write a lot
Writing is Telepathy
Adverbs are for losers (eg 'ly' words like squeamishly).
Write with honesty - don't self censor, say it how it is
Once you find your vein of gold don't stop mining
Active voice beats the hell out of passive voice
Stories = Description + Dialog + Narration
Second draft = first draft - 10%