March 30, 2010

Tuesday Edit Crunch: What Would Stephen Do?

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I can't believe it's Tuesday already! Not only that, it's the last Tuesday of the month! Where did time go? And my mind is blank as to what to offer you for this week's Crunch... except for this little reference I made on my editing notes: "Have I applied Stephen King?" Hmm, did I need more horror in my romance? Edgy paranormals are quite popular right now... My mind turned back to the source of that note, and I remembered this:

Everything You Need to Know About Writing Successfully: in Ten Minutes
Written by Stephen King

Oh, riiiight. And there you are! In only ten minutes! Re-reading this article reminded me that Mr. King's On Writing is on my to-read list, AND I happen to be going to the library today. Yay! Me+Library=Stimulating Contentment. Or, since it is always better to use one word instead of two: Me+Library=JOY!
So, read the article, and if Stephen calls, tell him he can find me at the library with a stack of books in my arms.

And watch out for the the K's, they're known to be highly addictive and duplicitous in nature (cue suspense music).

7 comments:

David J. West said...

I really liked Stephen King's "On Writing" for the longest time it was the only one of his books I had read.

I didn't care so much for the parts about his life-OK, just not great-but his advice is stuff I utilize all the time.

Krista said...

I've heard that same thing from others. I figured I would skim and glean what jumped out at me. I'm looking forward to taking notes.

KarenG said...

My favorite King book is Misery, actually it's one of my favorite books period. On Writing is alright, because I love hearing about authors' lives and writing habits. But for a straight writing book, I think Sol Stein's On Writing is better and more comprehensive.

Krista said...

Thanks, Karen, I remember your post on that! Maybe I will pick up the both of them today!

M. Gray said...

Sol Stein's On Writing is the BEST! But I really liked Stephen King's On Writing, too. Both soooo helpful.

Kimberly said...

I've read it before and it really has some helpful advice (some not so much, but some of it is amazing). Thanks for reminding me, I haven't read it in ages!

Krista said...

Hmm, well, our library doesn't have either book, but the next town over has King's. I found a whole stack of others, though, for Book Club, so not a total loss!
Our library is very new and shiny, and small. It's smewny.

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