He turned out one or two novels a year for over twenty-five years, bringing his grand total of novels, short stories, screenplays, and even comic books to over forty. Ever since he published his first book, CarrieKing has been asked how he writes on a regular basis.
I think my life has been reasonably boring, and it usually turns out that my life has been ten times more exciting than theirs. What does Stephen King have to say about this?
Maybe it depends on when they were born. I am, when you stop to think of it, a member of a fairly select group: I grew up on a farm in the middle of bumfrilling Kansas, where a twenty foot antenna could only pull in three TV channels and one of those channels rolled most of the time. TV had no real impact on my life until I left home at the age of 18 and moved to Phoenix.
They are completely enamored with spoon fed entertainment, and what they find funny is to me like paddling around in the kiddy pool of humor in the book world. Whenever I read a wonderful book like The Great Gatsby or meet a character like Atticus Finch, I fall on my bed and stare at the ceiling and think why am I harboring any thoughts that I can write a novel?
I want to write a fantastic novel. Stephen King will go into a time when he was struggling with alcohol and using drugs, or should I say abusing drugs. He will tell you all about the accident that nearly ended his life, which happened while he was writing this book.
He will talk about trials and tribulations. He will recommend books.
There is a whole list of modern books in the back of this book that impressed the hell out of him and impacted his writing.
The point is, of course, that even though he is probably the most famous writer on the planet, he is still learning, still enjoying reading, and still writing every day. I take a book everywhere I go.
I take a book with me to work every day and read a page or two while my computer is booting up. I have a book with me all the time because I never know when I will be sitting in road work or waiting on a doctor or gleefully reading, in the glow of my flashlight beam on the pages of my book, waiting for the power to come back on at work.
I live to read. I live to write. I fornicate somewhere in the middle. King talked about examples of the work ethics of writers, but the one that resonated with me the most was Anthony Trollope.
If his writing time was up, he would stop in the middle of a sentence and head to work. If he finished a novel fifteen minutes before his time was up, he wrote THE END and started immediately into his next novel. It brought tears to my eyes because that is what it means to be a writer If you want to get rich, go be a frilling stock broker.
If you want to write, then turn the squawk box off and search for those buried fossils in the words swimming around in your head. King calls good ideas fossils. For me writing is more like when Michelangelo used to lay his head on a block of marble and listened to the voices in the stone that wanted to be freed.
All you have to do is chisel those characters free, and give them life. If you wish to see more of my most recent book and movie reviews, visit http:Writing is seduction.
[What writing is] Telepathy, of course. Running a close second was the realization that stopping a piece of work just because it’s hard, either emotionally or imaginatively, is a bad idea.
On Writing is for me hands-down the best book I've read about the craft of writing and living the life of a writer by a writer.
This is not a textbook on grammar and sentence structure. No, the subtitle very succinctly describes the contents/5. At the time of the accident, King is in the midst of writing this memoir, and, once he is well enough, continues work on it.
This is just a preview. The entire section has words. In , Stephen King began to write about his craft -- and his life. By midyear, a widely reported accident jeopardized the survival of both. And in his months of recovery, the link between writing and living became more crucial than ever.
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at kaja-net.com Only Genuine Products. 30 Day On writing: 10th anniversary edition: a memoir of the craft by stephen. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft is a memoir by American author Stephen King that describes his experiences as a writer and his advice for aspiring writers.
First published in by Charles Scribner's Sons, On Writing is King's first book after being involved in a car accident a year earlier.
In , Scribner republished the memoir as a 10th anniversary edition, which featured an updated reading list from King.