So I finished Stephen King’s memoir, On Writing.
It’s a book with lots of valuable tips about writing but for me these were the most instructive:
1. Read Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style. Thoroughly. Let each lesson impose an effect on your writing.
2. Second draft = First draft – 10%. Tight writing is what your after.
3. You can become a good writer if you start out being a competent one. But if your aspiring to become great – fuggedaboutit.
Of course, in my book, this shouldn’t stop you from aiming high. Very high.