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

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On Writing Summary and Analysis

Stephen King wrote that some people believe anyone can be taught to be a good reader. Stephen King did not believe this. Stephen King believed a good writer could become an excellent writer, but a bad writer would always be a bad writer. Stephen King admitted that this idea was rejected by many. Even Stephen King has been called a hack over the years. However, many famous writers over the years have been told the same things but now their writings are considered classics.

Stephen King's first piece of advice to readers was to read. Stephen King believed that if a writer was too busy to read, he was too busy to write. Reading, Stephen King believed, was the best tool in making a writer because it was through reading that a writer could learn his craft. Reading good prose could teach a...

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