In my blog series on the writing rules of some famous writers, I’m looking today at what Stephen King has to say.
I can safely say that we’re still in the territory of the big guns here! I’ve super-condensed his rules into 10 big ones:
1. Be talented
2. Be neat
3. Remove every extraneous word
4. Never look at a reference book while doing a first draft
5. Know the markets
6. Write to entertain
7. Evaluate criticism
8. Observe all rules for proper submission
9. An agent? Forget it. For now
10. If it’s bad, kill it
These rules are so straightforward and succinct that I don’t want to weigh them down with a huge blog post. They speak for themselves.
Now listening to Led Zeppelin: Kashmir (from Led Zeppelin [Disc 1])
|To wear your heart on your sleeve isn’t a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best. Margaret Thatcher|
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