I received Stephen King's book On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft for Christmas and I am enjoying the read. I have found some of it so entertaining and instructive, that I have read bits out loud to anyone around. My daughter pointed out that it seemed a bit like a nerdy writer's fest. I thought I'd best keep quiet and save all the quotes for my blog. So here they are...
On passive tense voice- "It is weak, it's circuitous, and it's frequently tortuous, as well."
On the use of abverbs- "the road to hell is paved in adverbs"
-----"while to write adverbs is human, to write he said or she said is divine."
On vocabulary- "use the first word that comes to your mind, if it is appropriate and colorful."
I needed to be reminded of these points...and now I will never forget....
For more about Stephen King, check out his web-site www.stephenking.com and I am sure the book On Writing came from www.amazon.com
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