Sep 1Liked by Matthew Moran

Lots of good craft books out there. Everyone seems to have their fave “Top 5” lists these days :-)

I read King’s “On Writing” when it first came out. I’m not a fan of his stories, but I am a fan of his writing. He knows how to write. My Dad was a huge fan, so I bought us both a copy... It holds a special place in my heart because it was the first time the writerly curtains had been pulled back for me. So revealing! Maybe there had already been others doing that, but their books hadn’t crossed my awareness at that point.

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Interesting article. Thank you. I don't read Stephen King; it's just not my thing, but REALLY not my thing. Nevertheless, I did enjoy 'On Writing.' However, he's made such a fool of himself on Twitter over the last year or so that I can no longer bring myself to recommend 'On Writing' to people.

These days, when anyone asks me for advice (which, somewhat reassuringly, they do), I suggest the following:

1 - Live life, don't hide.

2 - Read.

3 - Write, don't hide.

Then I crawl back into my hole and hope they'll go away.

Best wishes.

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Thanks for the tips! I'm giving myself a pat on the back for writing everyday!

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Aug 24Liked by Matthew Moran

Nothing to add! I'll share this with my few struggling writers :-)

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