He turned out one or two novels a year for over twenty-five years, bringing his grand total of novels, short stories, screenplays, and even comic books to over forty. Ever since he published his first book, CarrieKing has been asked how he writes on a regular basis. He hints around in interviews and in the forewords to his books, but only now does he finally tell the reader the truth in On Writing:
Nailahi - April 14th, 8: BorysK - March 14th, I am not a writer, but it is inspiring, full of great anecdotes and packed with knowledge. BDRichardson - March 4th, You're my muse now. Thanks a lot for that. You're pretty mean when it comes to me whining about the difficulty of production in the midst of life's various woes.
Plus as you pointed out you're not a hot girl. On Writing might have changed my writing life. Thanks for the permission slip, and lighting my exodus from "politically correct society. But I figured I owed you some kudos. David Hoag - February 25th, 5: Now write five ways of continuing the story, not ending the story, but continuing the story to the next event, scene, etc.
Let your imagination go wild. Loosen up your thinking about the events in the story. Your what ifs can be as diverse as your imagination can make them. More than likely, and this has proved to be true through years of teaching and writing, one of the what ifs will feel right, organic, to your story and that is the direction in which you should go.
Sometimes you will have to do several groups of what ifs per story, but thats OK as long as they keep you moving forward. That said, it seems to me that the best generator of fiction would consist of a team. The team would be part child-like and preferably young to do the sort of thing that children do all the time dreaming up what-if situations at a moments notice; this team-member, by definition, would be the artist.
Part of the team would also have to be well educated in the use of the English language -- knowing the subtleties of meanings, how to change voice and how to change point of view, and when to do it; this part of the team would, by definition, be skilled.
The best candidate for this educated part of the team would be an experienced fiction writer. This truth was brought home to me a few years ago as my year- old grandson, Richie, sat at this computer and composed a brief story based on an ancient culture which he was then studying in social studies.
The assignment would be judged by both his Social Studies and English teachers.
The complexity of the story that he turned out in one evening was something that I marvel at, even now. It would have taken me at least a week to do that. I quote his beginning, The male children came running up the perfectly carved steps of the massive temple.
They marched in one by one in a single filed line to their places on the stone ground.Stephen King believed that if a writer was too busy to read, he was too busy to write.
Reading, Stephen King believed, was the best tool in making a writer because it was through reading that a writer could learn his craft. “On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft,” was written in by Stephen King. This book is one of Kings few non-fiction works and reads like a textbook for writers.
Jul 11, · Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft begins with two epigraphs. (Epigraphs are phrases, quotations, or poems set at the beginning of a document.)The epigraphs are: Honesty’s the best policy.—Miguel de Cervantes and Liars prosper.—Anonymous.
He uses many epigraphs in his writing, usually to mark the beginning of a new section in a monstermanfilm.coms: On Writing Summary Stephen King. Homework Help. Summary (Literary Masterpieces, Critical Compilation) “On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft,” was written in by Stephen King.
Sep 21, · What is the meaning of the "Toolbox" in the Stephen King's "On Writing: A Memoir of the “On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft,” was written in by Stephen King. 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.
First published in by Charles Scribner's Sons, On Writing is King's first book after being involved in a car accident a year earlier.