Tag Archives: Stephen King

Carrie by Stephen King

I know, I know. How can you be an avid reader and not read anything by Stephen King other than “On Writing”? Well, I have remedied that. I finished reading “Carrie.” It is the 17th book I’ve finished this year.  

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Books you need to read

I expect this list to grow as I continue reading, but as of right I now, I recommend reading these books. Which books do you recommend to others? Classics Winesburg, Ohio-Sherwood Anderson Persuasion-Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice-Jane Austen The Canterbury Tales-Geoffrey Chaucer As I Lay Dying-William Faulkner The Great Gatsby-F. Scott Fitzgerald For Whom the …

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Using Prompts to Prompt You in the Writing Direction

At Winter Wheat (November 19) I gave a presentation on prompts. What is a writing prompt? It is an exercise used to move the writer beyond the fear of a blank page and get something on the page. But how does the writer come up with an idea to write about? This quote from Stephen …

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My Winter Wheat Session on Prompts

I called my session: Using Prompts to Prompt You in the Writing Direction. My session was from 9-10:15 a.m. Saturday, November 18. I opened my presentation with a quote from Stephen King’s “On Writing:” “…two previously unrelated ideas come together and make something new under the sun.” (25) So for prompts, you can give one …

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