He goes into useful detail about what to look for when revising your work – does the story hang together, are the scenes paced well, are there factual errors?
He includes an example of his own draft work and explains the edits he made to it.
This special feature discusses how a writer’s voice in their work is tied to the writer’s personal experience and explores the risk of literary influence by examining specific entries in King’s canon...
Stephen King's personal experience and views on writing have defined his works of fiction.
is an encouraging but very honest look at what it means to be a fiction writer, and if you’re an aspiring author – especially if you secretly worry about not being “clever” enough or educated enough to write fiction – then I highly recommend it.
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.
He tells us: What follows is everything I know about how to write good fiction.
I’ll be as brief as possible, because your time is valuable and so is mine, and we both understand that the hours we spend talking about writing is time we don’t spend actually it.
Two of the key points King makes are: King strongly believes in setting writing goals, and recommends a minimum of a thousand words a day, six days a week.
I tried following his advice (whilst working a full-time office job) and didn’t last long – you might prefer to set your own goal at five hundred words a day or even two hundred.