Dysfunctional Childhood In On Writing By Stephen King

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On writing by Stephen King In the first half of Steven kings book, “On writing,” he told about his childhood on to adult hood. Later in the book, he gave instructions on writing. King was inspired to write this book from another writer, Amy Tan. He asked her what question she was not asked by her audience at her writer talks. She answered, “No-one asks me about the language “(King, 1st forward). In the book, King told of his dysfunctional childhood and being raised by his mother and his aunt with lots of babysitters (King, 17). He said he was two and a half the first time he imagined being someone else (King, 18). When he became older he copied stories out of comic books, and when Stephen showed his mother the stories, she suggested …show more content…

I think King decided to put that quote in his book because fiction is a lie. Fiction is not true. It is a made-up story, and I believe Kings Intention was to say, “If you are a really good liar and a good writer, you will prosper.” In his book, Stephen indicated that his ideas on what to write came out of thin air, and the important thing is to recognize the right ideas when you see them (King, 37). I can relate to this, and I have found that if I am writing on a daily basis ideas come into my head no matter what I am doing. I think it could be called, “The writer’s mindset”. King suggests in his writing instructions, “I think you begin by interpreting “Write what you know” as broadly and inclusively as possible” (King, 158). King also said that if you just write as you know, it may be difficult to write about spaceships (King, 158). I can relate to that because it is more difficult to write fiction than non-fiction because sometimes you have to write about what you don’t know. King suggests that people write about the subjects that they enjoy reading, and to blend their knowledge with in it (King, 161). He emphasizes that the most important part of writing is to master the fundamentals of grammar, and to read a lot and write a lot (King,

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