King's 7 Tips for Writers
Stephen King's wonderful book,
On Writing, contains much wisdom for the beginning writer.
Below is King's advice in short form with my comments in
1. Get to the point.
reader will lose patience)
2. Write a draft. Then let it rest.
(Keep it in a drawer for months; when it comes out you'll see it
with new eyes.)
3. Cut down your text.
minimum of 10% from first to second draft)
4. Be relatable and honest.
your characters real; people have both flaws and strengths.)
5. Don't care too much what others
(King faces lots of rejection, especially since he
writes about horrible things. It doesn't stop him!)
6. Read a lot.
(Give up on useless
TV watching, for example, and replace with a good book.)
7. Write a lot.
(Every day! Tiger
Woods, for example, practices a lot!)
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