ReBlog – 22 lessons from Stephen King on how to be a great writer | Business Insider

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Renowned author Stephen King has written over 50 books that have captivated millions of people around the world.In his memoir, “On Writing,” King shares valuable insights into how to be a better writer. And he doesn’t sugarcoat it. He writes, “I can’t lie and say there are no bad writers. Sorry, but there are lots of bad writers.”Don’t want to be one of them? Here are 22 great pieces of advice from King’s book on how to be an amazing writer:1. Stop watching television. Instead, read as much as possible.If you’re just starting out as a writer, your television should be the first thing to go. It’s “poisonous to creativity,” he says. Writers need to look into themselves and turn toward the life of the imagination.To do so, they should read as much as they can. King takes a book with him everywhere he goes, and even reads during meals. “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot,” he says. Read widely, and constantly work to refine and redefine your own work as you do so.2. Prepare for more failure and criticism than you think you can deal with.

Source: 22 lessons from Stephen King on how to be a great writer | Business Insider

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