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August 13, 2017

10 Best Writing Tips From Stephen King

Tips from the best!

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Stephen King, author of several bestsellers like Carrie, The Shining, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption and Under the Dome, has sold an astounding 350 million copies of his books and counting. The 69-year-old Maine-born novelist has seen his work been converted into movies, TV shows, miniseries and even comic books. The horror and supernatural fiction writer isn’t just a commercial success, he has been revered and adorned with numerous medals, awards and accolades.

Aspiring writers can learn a lot from the American storyteller who, even after being a victim of a terrible car accident, didn’t stop putting pen to paper. King published a memoir On Writing in 2000 that also serves as a guide for budding novelist. He has given plenty of advice to up-and-coming novelists. Here are 10 of the best writing tips from Stephen King:

  • Read and write a lot. Reading is an essential tool to becoming…

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5 Tips for dealing with Writers Block

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Your creative motors are faltering, your engine oil has run out of enthusiasm, and you have so many dead ends in your story, you can’t decide what route to take next…?

Sound familiar? Writers block can be painful, but can be overcome with the right tips and guidelines. With the help of the blog A Writer’s path, here is some good advice that I have used myself:

  1. Try rewriting that scene; the one that stumped you. Maybe add a new character to ‘spice’ it up? I know this tip has helped me in the past.
  2. Writers usually get ‘blocks’ when they’re bored with the story they are trying to write. Try throwing in ‘a little action’ to bring it back to life!
  3. If you’re having issues writing consistently, try writing a couple of short stories or even start a new novel. This worked for me, and I ended up with two novels ready to publish.
  4. Take a break, come back to it later. Forcing yourself to write is a no-no for creativity and can sap your writing energy. Also, your readers may guess!
  5. Write for YOU, not anyone else. If you keep writing what YOU love, the words will flow. Writing stuff that is forced is a sure fire way of getting a Block.

Happy writing ! 🙂

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