I want to be a great WriterI' d like to be a great writer.
Twenty-two of Stephen King's lectures on how to become a great writer.
Acclaimed writer Stephen King is writing tales that fascinate tens of thousands of people around the globe, earning him an annual estimate of $17 million. Don't you want to be one of them? Twenty-two great bits of advices from the King's books on how to be an astonishing writer:1. stop monitoring televisions.
When you' re just beginning out as a writer, your TV should be the first thing you need. Authors must look inside themselves and turn to the world of the imaginary. Wherever he goes, King picks up a notebook and even books during the meal. "There are two things you have to do to become a writer: reading a great deal and writing a lot," he says.
" You will not only have doubts about yourself, but also about other human beings. "When you' re writing (or painting or dancing or shaping or singing, I suppose), someone will try to make you uncomfortable, that's all," King states. Don't spend your life pleasing humans. "When you plan to be as truthful as possible, your life as a member of the courteous community is over anyway," he states.
He was embarrassed about what he had written, especially after he had received furious epistles in which he was charged with being bigot, homeophobic, murderous to be psychopath. At 40, he realized that every respectable writer was charged with being a squanderer of talents. If you disagree, I can only twitch my shoulder.
" Can' t always satisfy all your readership, so King tells you to stop caring. First and foremost work for yourself. Getting to grips with the things that are most difficult to spell. He says: "Stories are found things, like a fossil in the soil..... "Authors should be like archeologists and dig up as much of history as they can find.
"A really nasty thing to do with your typing is to disguise your lexicon and look for long words because you may be a little embarrassed about your brief ones," says King. "Symbols exist to decorate and enhance, not to give an imitation of depth," King states.
In his memoirs King emphasizes several times: "The adverb is not your boyfriend. It is also important to watch your heels so that they follow the twists and turns and rhythm of your game. "Heels are almost always as important to their appearance as they are to what they say," says King.
"Speech doesn't always have to be in ties and lace-up shoes," King wrote. "You should try to make the readers remember that he or she reads a history at all. "Descriptions start with the author's fantasy, but should end with the reader's," King states. But the important part is not enough to write, but to limit how much you say.
Visualize what you want your readers to see and then convert what you see in your head into words on the page. Clearness is the quintessential basis for a good delineation, both in observing and in the script. Do not tire your readers with the use of crisp pictures and easy words. "Many times when a writer puts a tale aside because it'became boring', the writer was bewitched by his descriptive power and loses his focus, which is to get the game started," King commented.
"There is a distinction between speaking about what you know and using it to enhance the story," King states. When you need to research, make sure it doesn't cloud the history. As far as possible, research should be done in the backdrop and in the backstory," says King.
While you may be fascinated by what you learn, your reader will be much more concerned with your character and your storyline. You tell tales about what humans actually do. "Poor typing is more than just a question of fucking compassion and erroneous observations; poor typing usually results from a persistent reluctance to tell tales about what they actually do - to face the fact that killers sometimes help old women get across the street," King states.
Your story is what the reader cares about most, so make sure you recognize all aspects of your character. Authors should put their backs on their heads, stretch out their chin and take their notes in their hands. lf not, ditch it," King says. Realize you don't need narcotics to be a good writer.
Like King says: "You can't target a ledger like a cruise ship. "If you try to imitate another writer's genre for a different purpose than practical, you will be producing nothing but "pale imitations". Do you realize that typing is a kind of psychiatry? "To a certain extent, all art depends on a certain amount of psychic dexterity. But I believe that typing is pure distillation," says King.
One important part of the letter is the transmission. It is not your task to put words on the page, but to translate the idea in your mind into the minds of your reader. Be serious about your letter. "The act of typing can be approached with tension, anxiety, hope or despair," King says.
" When you don't want to take your letter seriously, he proposes that you shut down the volume and do something else. Do it every Sabbath. He enjoys 10 pages a workday. "A first design of a volume - even a long one - should not take longer than three month, the length of a season," he says.
When you work on your play too long, he thinks the whole thing takes on a strange strange feeling. Once you've completed your typing, take a long walk back. After you finish your typing, we suggest six-week" recovery time" so that you have a clear head to detect any dazzling gaps in the storyline or storyboard.
There are two things that make him successful: his bodily wellbeing and his family.