6 lessons I learned reading “On Writing” — by Stephen King - Deepstash

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How To Be A Writer

How To Be A Writer

“On Writing” is not a typical writing guide. It’s the biography of a writer. Sure, he gives a lot of advice regarding the writing process, but the main connectors are his own life and experiences.

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Read And Write A Lot

Read And Write A Lot

The first lesson and the most obvious one is that you have to read and write a lot. He even says that if you don’t have time to read, you don’t have time (nor tools) to write. He adds that reading bad prose will make you a better writer and help will you learn what errors to avoid.

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The Perfect Moment

Don’t wait for the perfect moment — perfect desk, perfect place, perfect silence. You don’t need this to write; you need your laptop (or paper), your will and some amount of imagination.

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Good Characters

Good Characters

Characters are like humans. We have the goodness and the badness in us.

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Write A Story

Don’t write an essay (unless you really want it); the story should be the protagonist. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t ask a specialist if you will write about an airplane crash; it means that you shouldn’t fill your novel with facts.

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Writing Is Just A Part Of Your Life

Take care of what you love in your life. Writing is fantastic, but is not everything.

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Be Productive

He says that a writer shouldn’t spend more than three months writing the first draft of a novel.

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