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Stephen King Was Wrong


I’ve only read a little Stephen King.

I thought he was a good writer.

But, writers can be wrong, even about themselves…

Dysfunctional Literacy

If you're going to criticize Stephen King, don't use any adverbs to do it. (image via Wikimedia) If you’re going to criticize Stephen King, don’t use any adverbs to do it. (image via Wikimedia)

When it comes to writing, I expect Stephen King to know what he’s talking about.  He’s published more books than just about anyone (except maybe James Patterson), and almost everything he writes turns into a best-seller.  He could rewrite the phone book, and it would be a best-seller.  His collection of short stories Different Seasons is still one of my favorite books ever.

Stephen King has written a lot of advice about writing that I agree with.  He doesn’t like adverbs ( “The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”), and I can understand why, though I think the adverb gets criticized too much.

He also says that writers need to read a lot (“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and…

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3 responses to “Stephen King Was Wrong

  1. dgkaye September 29, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    I’m with the writer of the post. The scariest is after I’ve written and published; after the elation passes, worries of how it will be received takes over. :)

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    • Alexander M Zoltai September 29, 2015 at 4:24 pm

      I’m with the writer of the post, too; but, less actually “worried”—more “concerned” :-)

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      • dgkaye September 29, 2015 at 6:25 pm

        A better choice of words. :)

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