Posts Tagged ‘Stephen King’

Discovering what your story is about.

February 11th, 2012 2 comments

It is often said that a writer doesn’t necessarily know what his/her story is about when they start writing. It is sometimes said (normally in an English Literature class) that a writer doesn’t know what their story’s about when it’s finished, either. Another school of thought says that a writer should know what their story is about before they even start. Read more…

I, Writer

August 13th, 2011 No comments

You know what really bugs me? Famous people. Famous people and their dull uninteresting lives. What particularly bugs me about it is the fact that they get books written about their dull uninteresting lives. What about the rest of us? Shouldn’t we get books written about our dull uninteresting lives too? Read more…

Listening to music whilst writing

March 9th, 2010 No comments

Whilst reading On Writing, I noted that Stephen King likes listening to music as he does his writing. I will sometimes do the same when on the train, but that’s just to drown out some knob talking too loud on his phone. Does listening to music help you concentrate? Read more…

Inspiration vs. intimidation and reading good books

February 12th, 2010 No comments

Ever read a book that makes you sick with envy? If you haven’t, you’re not reading enough, but that’s another post entirely. I just finished Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson. It’s an amazing book and I’m insanely jealous. Read more…

What’s the plan for your story?

October 10th, 2009 No comments

I’ve written before about how it’s important to have a plan for your writing. Since then my overrall plan has gone by the wayside, so I may have to review my policy on that. But today I want to talk about plans for each thing you write.
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Trust your instincts

July 2nd, 2009 No comments

I was recently given encouragement regarding a certain aspect of my writing style. This is nothing major, but of course every bit of confidence counts in this game. It was whilst reading Stephen King’s “On Writing” that I discovered I was right all along. Read more…

Reading and Writing

June 20th, 2009 No comments

I am currently reading Stephen King’s “On Writing”. It is a brilliant  and inspiring book, and manages to be practical and warm so far. But the bit that I want to talk about is the first really inspiring part in the book for me.

It was something of a mini revelation. Only a very small point, and very obvious, but one of those things that had occurred to my conscious mind before – it had never struck me (as they say). Read more…