Analyzing King's 'Toolbox'

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In "What Writing Is", King likens writing to telepathy. He is able to convey thoughts and images to the reader without actually saying anything. I have never thought of writing as a form of telepathy before, but I do see the resemblances. In the chapter entitled "Toolbox", King talks about vocabulary, grammar, and structure. On vocabulary King asserts that its best to use the first word that comes to our mind. However, he cautions not to use long words just for the sake of using long words. Of grammar he reminds us that, "bad grammar produces bad sentences." One of the things that stood out to me was his statement, "I 'm convinced that fear is at the root of most bad writing." King 's writing style is active and direct. He is not afraid to
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