My life as a reader and film goer overlapped significantly with Stephen King’s rise to fame as a horror writer, and then while I was teaching in the summer institute for a regional National Writing Project (Spartanburg Writing Project), we assigned King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft.
I have recently reconnected with King through his Doctor Sleep (see my review) and Mr. Mercedes. But thanks to Jessica Lehy’s How Stephen King Teaches Writing, I have been drawn back into King as not just a writer’s writer, but also a teacher.
As an article at The Guardian suggests, please read the whole interview, but I want here to highlight a few points.
On teaching grammar:
Jessica Lahey: You write that you taught grammar “successfully.” How did you define “success” when you were teaching?
Stephen King: Success is keeping the students’…
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