Stephen King: On Writing

In 2009 I decided I was going to publish my manuscript 256 Days in a Pickup Truck, a collection of short stories based on my experiences living in a small pickup truck all across North America. Not only was it not published– editors and agents would not read the attachments I sent, so I never got any feedback. Hearing Stephen King recount his own extreme difficulties in getting his initial works published helped to put everything into perspective in my own writing journey!

On Writing does in fact contain specific examples of how to improve your writing, but I think of it as more of a guide book for aspiring authors on life-long literary journeys.

3 Comments on “Stephen King: On Writing”

  1. Karen March 29, 2013 at 17:46 #

    I agree that it is an entertaining read and very inspiring to those who have yet to publish, but you are doing all the right things so just write, write, write!!!!

  2. Bill April 10, 2013 at 05:24 #

    I disagree with those whom you sent your “256 days in a Pick-up” too. I don’t read as much as Karen but I know a good read when I do read. your’s certainly fall into a ‘Good Read”. I too heard that it takes time to get your name recognized and certainly Stephen King didn’t stop submitting his works but once it did! Takes patience and constant persistence but one day, could be tomorrow, when you get a letter in the mail with a little advance stating we are going to publish your works. We are your biggest fans and we can’t wait to hear of your break. Keep up the hard work.

  3. Marisa LaValette April 10, 2013 at 10:48 #

    Karen and Bill-

    I appreciate your encouragement! You two are my number 1 fans!

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