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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft Chapter Summary & Analysis - What Writing Is Summary

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What Writing Is Summary and Analysis

Stephen King presented an image to the reader, describing it with as little detail as possible in order to allow the reader to see the scene in their own way. Stephen King described a cage sitting on a table. The table was covered with a red tablecloth, but King did not specify the color of red, nor did he provide any pattern detail that he felt the reader should feel free to add for themselves. Inside the cage was a rabbit with a number on its back. Again, King did not give specific detail of the rabbit other than the number, hoping the reader would focus on the number and what it might mean. By doing this, Stephen King was trying to share with his reader what writing is. Stephen King believed that writing is telepathy. The writer saw an image...

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