There are tons of books out there which tell you how to write, how to become an author and sell millions of books.
There is no “right way” to write a book or become an author. Some talk about forcing yourself to write, some about following a template to the T and some about using technology. There is a recent phenomenon of using a Bot to help you write.
Though the advice on how to write a best-selling book are plenty, there are a few which shine through the clutter. A collection of such fantastic advice is presented in the book that we recommend today: On Writing by Stephen King
This book, On Writing By Stephen King, is a part biography and part writing advice for all aspiring authors.
It covers everything from how to get into the habit of writing, how to let characters develop, have your own style and some of the things to avoid.
One of his biggest advice is about having the courage to tell the story, something that most first-time authors get stuck with. These things show in their choice of words and tone of the novel.
A bit about Stephen King: He is an author who has sold 350 million copies of
his books. He has written 54 novels and about 200 short stories. His work has been adapted into films, TV series and even comic books. One of the greatest movies of all times The Shawshank Redemption was based on his novella. If anyone knows how to write a story, it would be Stephen King.
One of the books that Stephen Kind refers to a lot in his Book is The Elements of Style.
This book is about basics of communicating clearly and effectively and is hailed as a timeless masterpiece and a must read for all aspiring authors.
The Boston Globe Reviewed it as
“No book in shorter space, with fewer words, will help any writer more than this persistent little volume.”