How to write a book fast stephen king

There have been very successful writers - Arthur Hailey and James Michener are the first ones that come to my mind - whose novels rely heavily on fact and research.

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Do the research, but don't overdo it for the reader You may be entranced with what you're learning about flesh-eating bacteria, the sewer system of New York, or the IQ potential of Collie pups, but your readers are probably going to care a lot more about your characters and your story. No cash alternative can be substituted for the prize. What if a young mother and her son became trapped in their stalled car by a rabid dog? Anything at all I recommend it to all of my writer friends. The decision of the judges is final. Similes and metaphors - the rights, the wrongs When a simile or metaphor doesn't work, the results are sometimes funny and sometimes embarrassing. All entries must have the name and address of the entrant on them. Proof of posting will not be deemed proof of delivery.

Other popular writers, such as Tom Clancy and Patricia Cornwell, are more story-oriented, but still deliver large dollops of factual information along with the melodrama.

Don't use big words when small ones work.

stephen king on short stories

Use single-sentence paragraphs. Do not send original copies. Like so many unexamined beliefs in the publishing business, this idea is largely bullshit Maximum length of story is 3, words.

How to write a book fast stephen king

Call that one person you write for Ideal Reader. Dialogue: talk is 'sneaky' It's dialogue that gives your cast their voices, and is crucial in defining their characters - only what people do tells us more about what they're like, and talk is sneaky: what people say often conveys their character to others in ways of which they - the speakers - are completely unaware. Entries must be written in English and entrants must be unpublished to date in any medium. Characters: nobody is the 'bad-guy' The job boils down to two things: paying attention to how the real people around you behave and then telling the truth about what you see. Well-crafted dialogue will indicate if a character is smart or dumb, honest or dishonest, amusing or an old sobersides. Sure, aren't there always? If not so, why do so many couples who start the evening at dinner wind up in bed? Nor do you have to be a novelist: The book has highly practical strategies that writers of nonfiction can immediately apply to their writing. These were situations which occurred to me - while showering, while driving, while taking my daily walk - and which I eventually turned into books. I take a book with me everywhere I go, and find there are all sorts of opportunities to dip in.

If not so, why do so many couples who start the evening at dinner wind up in bed?

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Stephen King on how to write