22 More Tips from Stephen King from his memoir, On Writing, which is a book I highly recommend.
Which tip is the most relevant to you and why?
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The most relevant to me is tip #5:
“The most important things are the hardest things to say,” writes King. “They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings.” Most great pieces of writing are preceded with hours of thought. In King’s mind, “Writing is refined thinking.”
This is because I find speech is inadequate for expressing how I feel about my experiences. Writing them down not only allows me to find the right words to express myself but it allows me to refine what I mean.