Tag Archives: Stephen King On Writing

Writing Clean and Spare

I work at brevity, to kill off my darlings, a quote attributed to writer, William Faulkner, since my essays can often rival Gone With the Wind. I think blog readers have a shorter attention span, so it behooves one’s readership … Continue reading

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The Godfather, by Mario Puzo

 Though published in 1969, I first read it in 1972 after being captivated by the film. When I found it all dusty on my library shelf, we became inseparable until its last page was read, like we had never met before. … Continue reading

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Books On The Table

Been reading a lot lately never happy unless I have 5 or 6 in the on-deck circle. God bless the library with its endless supply of tomes not yet read.  1) How Do Be A Movie Star…Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood … Continue reading

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Omit Needless Words

Damn that Stephen King. He’s the one who said in his book, On Writing, I should read The Elements of Style, the esteemed grammar manual, as though it were a bible.  Here I’m basking in my assumed brevity only to … Continue reading

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On The Books

This could be a regular feature since I’m reading so much these days, a grace in itself. Right now there are two books on my nightstand: Stephen KIng – On Writing…A Memoir of the Craft, and To Show and to … Continue reading

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