Thursday, March 15, 2012

Writing Tip of the Week: Stephen King

This week's tip will help you out if you are about to write a narrative for the STAAR or EOC in English I in Texas, or if you are just interested in writing fiction.

Stephen King had this to say in his memoir On Writing. 

One key to strong fiction is having honest, authentic characters. The people in your stories should all have flaws -- as well as strengths. You want your reader to feel that your characters are human beings so that your reader will connect to them on an emotional level. It is that connection that will pull your readers along with you.

Happy writing!

1 comment:

  1. I love Stephen King's writing. Often not taken seriously as a writer because of his wide popular appeal. I loved his non-fiction book called the 'Danse Macabre'