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"On Writing" by Stephen KingWhat is Stephen King's style in On Writing?

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mgummeson | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 19, 2012 at 9:38 PM via web

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"On Writing" by Stephen King

What is Stephen King's style in On Writing?

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 20, 2012 at 2:11 AM (Answer #2)

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King talks about the process of writing openly and honestly.  To him, writing is an honest profession.  A real writer writes for himself, and writes all at once with no interruptions.  A real writer writes clearly and plainly, with little frill, and writes first and edits later.  Writing is about baring your soul, but it is also about putting words to paper.


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jpope1 | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted October 20, 2012 at 4:27 PM (Answer #3)

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It's part memoior and part exposition. King talks about the rules of writing, and the craft of becoming a good writer. He also discusses his personal journey as a writer. He discusses how he developed certain writing/working habits, his highs and lows as a professional writer, and his choice of genre. It's a great mix of personal story and sound advice.

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