Monday, May 5, 2014

What can we learn from Stephen King?

One of my favorite books (maybe my very favorite) about writing, is Stephen King's, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. Below are some of the highlights:
13 Writing Lessons Learned From Stephen King’s On Writing [Infographic]

What do you think of this advice? What tips do you have for writing? What's your favorite book on the craft?

Karla Akins is an award-winning, prolific writer of books, short stories, plays, poems, songs, and countless nonfiction articles. Her biography for middle grades, Jacques Cartier, went #1 in its category on Amazon. Her first fiction novel, The Pastor's Wife Wears Biker Boots, was released in 2013. Her short stories have been published in several magazines including Havok and Splickety. When she's not reading she's writing. When she's not writing she is zooming along on her motorcycle looking for treasure. Learn more at


  1. That's my favorite writing book, too. Following right along are Bird by Bird by Ann Lamotte and Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way. Love your presentation!

  2. Good post Karla. This is on my list to read. I liked the way you presented it too.

  3. I did like this book. He offered helpful hints in an interesting format. Thanks for stirring me to read it.