On Writing – advice from Stephen King

This is a great book! There are funny stories in it about SK growing up as well as writing advice 🙂

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Whether or not you’re a fan of Stephen King, his beloved text on the craft of writing will probably resonate with you. King’s On Writing is lauded by aspiring and published writers for its pithy commentary on the writing process. Part manual, part memoir, King gives us a glimpse of his own writing rituals and suggest tactics for improving our work and staying focused. Below we’ve pulled a few of our favorite insights from King’s book to give you a quick jolt of inspiration! If you’d like more, we recommend picking up  a copy of the full text.

On finding the “right” writing environment…

“In truth, I’ve found that any day’s routine interruptions and distractions don’t much hurt a work in progress and may actually help it in some ways. It is, after all, the dab of grit that seeps into an oyster’s shell that makes the pearl, not…

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