Lesson 27: 5 things I learnt from Stephen King’s “On Writing”

A wonderful reminder of what makes us good writers

THE MICROREAD

The first book I ever finished, was not a Jacqueline Wilson book. My first was a Stephen King classic. Misery, to be exact. Should I have read Misery at such a young age? Probably not but hey, no one found out so I got away with it.

I got away with a lot.

misery1.jpg Misery, 1990. Vimeo

Then one summer, spent being a boring adult, my cinnamon bun glazed fingers found a book on a bench. It was Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. I started reading and sure enough was late to work. I learnt a heap.

So, here are just five things I learnt from Stephen King’s On Writing. 
1 Don’t wait for the muse

My God, how I wish I read this earlier on in life. Years wasted to “I just don’t feel like, like the inspiration, you know?” Stupid questions, that end with…

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