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Stephen King’s Rule to Improve Your Writing in 5 Minutes

The simple editing strategy to make the reader feel something.

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The fastest way to improve your skills is to learn from the greatest. In his book On Writing: a Memoir on the Craft, Stephen King says:

“I believe the road to hell is paved with adverbs”




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Claire Lowe

Claire Lowe

Self-proclaimed writer. I write for creators, lovers, and curious people. Open to gigs:

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