On Writing

Stephen King On Writing front cover of the scribner hard back

Matt Linderman has summarised some of the advice that Stephen King gives in the essay On Writing.

All excellent stuff. I have used the opening at page 56 and 57 of the Scribner hard back edition published in 2000 with English Speaking Board students. King is having an article about a football game editied by John Gould, a newspaper editor. Cross out the words that don’t do anything is the message.

John Gould editing part one
John Gould editing part two

Screen grabs taken on my Kodak and processed using scanr.com. Copyright is almost certainly Scribner’s, so if any rights holder objects I will remove the images of the text. I think King’s presentation makes things very clear.

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