Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft comprises of the science-fiction author’s life experiences, which simultaneously act as a guidebook for writers. In the book, King incorporates 16 rules that aspiring writers should abide by. Though these rules pertain mostly to fiction authors, any type of writer can draw from his knowledge. Thus, instead of mindlessly reading a book over the summer, an AP Language and Composition student can also find something to learn from King. Of the rules laid out in the book, an AP Language and Composition student will find most helpful the rules on eliminating distraction, keeping appropriate pace, and the importance of reading. In On Writing, Stephen King emphasizes the importance of eliminating
“Books are uniquely portable magic,” Stephen King wrote in On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. I quite agree with this view. In retrospect, the genres of books which I read gradually varied as of aged. Additionally, those books which I have read, broadened my horizon and improved my comprehension ability to some degree.
When I was a preteen, my parents thought that reading as a good habit needed to be fostered from my childhood. Therefore, I had bedtime stories since I was three years old. My….
Guide to Writing Was Written
When starting out as a new writer, who wouldn’t want to read a book written by a famous author focused on the mechanics of writing? Fortunately, for people born after the year 2000, Stephen King wrote exactly this. In his piece, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, King successfully inspires and teaches writers on their journey through telling stories from his past that influenced who he is today, as well as giving the readers concrete advice about successful writing. In the….
The first two sections of Stephen King's On Writing are in the least enjoyable. They are written in a very forward and easy to follow manner, detailing his life's poignant moments connected to writing. King's story of his writing is deeply connected to the story of his life. On p. 94, he ends the first section, the story of his life in writing, with “Life is not a support-system for art. It's the other way around.” This idea is a testament to the closely connected role his art has played in his life….
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King is a memoir that documents his life experiences that has shaped his as a reader and writer. Not only is it just memoir but it is a guidebook, that King relays his advice to aspiring writers. King’s purpose of his book is very clearly stated while at the same time it is vague. He makes it obvious that it is a book about writing, yet he never directly tells the readers what is the correct way or the right way to write. This is because Stephen King is….
Stephen King's On Writing “A Memoir of the Craft” is a book written and edited by the man himself Stephen King. Stephen King was born in Maine in 1947 and it was then, when a world-renowned writer was born. Unlike this book his work usually focuses on Horror as well as a little supernatural, science fiction, fantasy and more. Not being a horror book King strays from his origins to write a memoir and a teaching book all in one.
On writing is a book containing scenes of King's life. The….
Writing is an intellectual and creative process that requires time, effort, and countless
refining. While some may be naturally gifted, writing is a skill learned over time. Imagination
can run wild, although the greatest writers know when to hold back and when to express
themselves. Particularly, reading and writing are intertwined processes, with both relying on one
another. In order to be a decent writer, one must first master the art of reading. In On Writing by
Stephen King, reading is….
On Reading On Writing
1. Stephen King invented the most straight-forward, humorous, and relatable memoir about writing in On Writing. Compared to his fiction novels, this while cleaner in gore, still does not beat around the bush when it comes to a piece of advice or a story from his childhood. His voice is genuine in ways that one would not expect from such a successful author, and while at times, he uses vulgar language, it is not written without a purpose. When giving advice on vocabulary, he….
settled down to read, Stephen King’s On Writing, I did not snuggle into my favorite place to read, but rather the desk at my job. His description of his comfortable blue chair is his study made me wish for a more enjoyable seat to be reading his prose. But as a too busy for her own good college student I knew that work was going to have to be the place to read his prose. While receiving his telepathic messages, a passage stuck out to me. “You can approach the act of writing with nervousness, excitement….
By writing my Memoir the way I did, I opened an unfamiliar part of me. I believe that I will only grow as a writer from here. I have not written an essay in at least 4 years. I was reminded of how much I enjoy writing, I also realized how much practice I still need to become a better writer.
Steven King influenced my writing in many ways from his book, “On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft.” I learned to avoid the passive tense, and the adverb is not my friend. To write well you must read a lot, and….
One of Stephen King’s strongest beliefs in On Writing was that the best way to write was to follow the method of writing with the door closed. King did not mean that quite literally—writing with a closed door is not a sure-fire way to write the country’s next bestseller—but rather that the best way to write is to do so without seeking out reader response while still drafting. In the words of his mentor, “when you write a story, you’re telling yourself the story” (King 57). How is someone supposed….