On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft - Toolbox Summary & Analysis

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When Stephen King was a child, he helped his uncle fix a window screen. The uncle had inherited a large toolbox from Stephen King's grandfather. The box was large and hard to carry around, but Stephen's uncle insisted on taking it to the front of the house with him. However, the uncle only used a screwdriver. When Stephen asked him why he brought the whole box, his uncle explained that a person could never know what job he might find to do or what tools he will need to do the job. Stephen King always remembered this advice and applies it to his writing.

Stephen King told the reader that they need their own toolbox to be a successful writer. The top of the toolbox should include the most important tools to writing. The first one was vocabulary. Stephen King believed that vocabulary is essential...

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