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message 1: by Gary (last edited Jan 30, 2015 11:35PM) (new)

Gary | 1470 comments I'm always interested in The Process of working writers. It's fascinating to see how folks go about their stuff, even if it's not the kind of thing you would ever do. On rare occasion it's even possible to find some tidbit to try and maybe even incorporate into your own Process.

And when it boils right down to it, if a writer like Stephen King is talking about writing, it's a good idea to give him a listen. Even if you don't like his stuff, the guy has a proven track record the likes of which is pretty hard to rival in the last century or three.

Some folks here will know he's written a few books on the subject, and I'll not shill for the gadonkazillionaire here, but I will link up some of his thoughts that exist out in the ethersphere on the nexus of reading and writing that becomes The Process:

1. Stephen King Creates a List of 96 Books for Aspiring Writers to Read

Link: http://www.openculture.com/2014/03/st...

2. Stephen King’s Top 10 All-Time Favorite Books

Link: http://www.openculture.com/2014/11/st...

3. 22 Lessons From Stephen King On How To Be A Great Writer

Link: http://www.businessinsider.com/stephe...

4. Stephen King’s Top 20 Rules for Writers

Link: http://www.openculture.com/2014/03/st...


message 2: by Owen (new)

Owen O'Neill (owen_r_oneill) I have great respect for Steven King, even though I personally find him unreadable. I do sometimes wonder if he was attacked by an adverb when he was a small child though. ;-)


message 3: by Brenda (new)

Brenda Clough (brendaclough) | 301 comments I like John Gardnen's ON WRITING. There is also THE MIND OF THE MAKER by Dorothy Sayers, surely one of the very few theological anayses of the writing process.


message 4: by Alicja, ἀπὸ μηχανῆς Θεός (new)

Alicja (darkwingduckie7) | 772 comments I like these lists because it helps to show how that specific writer thinks. Knowing what someone like to read tells a lot about that person. And sometimes something new and amazing will catch my fancy from such a list and become added to my ever-growing watch-out-its-a-book-avalanche bookshelf.


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