‘On Writing’ – Stephen King

Les Deux-Alpes, July 2015

Overview

Stephen King takes the reader through his life from childhood to adulthood and spends the second section of the novel detailing the craft of writing.

Thoughts

The most helpful and straightforward book I’ve ever read about writing.

Quotes

‘Good story ideas seem to come quite literally from nowhere…two previously unrelated ideas come together to make something new under the sun. Your job isn’t to find [them] but to recognise then when they show up.’

‘When you write the story you’re telling yourself [it]…write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open. Your stuff starts out…for you…’

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