ReBlog: Stephen King on How to be a Great Writer

I came across this fantastic article the other day—22 tips from Stephen King on how to be a great writer. Of course, worth reading.

On a note of interest… huge kudos to The Beachcomber in Destin, Florida for landing an interview with Stephen King and a photo shoot. One of my personal friends was involved, and I’m trying not to be too jealous.

So, since I didn’t get to actually meet Stephen King in person, I read this instead. It’s a good consolation prize…


Stephen King, at New York Comicon 2007. Courtesy of Pinguino.

—2015 update of an article written by Maggie Zhang

Renowned author Stephen King has written over 50 books that have captivated millions of people around the world.

In his memoir, “On Writing,” King shares valuable insights into how to be a better writer. And he doesn’t sugarcoat it. He writes, “I can’t lie and say there are no bad writers. Sorry, but there are lots of bad writers.”

Don’t want to be one of them? Here are 22 great pieces of advice from King’s book on how to be an amazing writer.

Read more…

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit or
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