22 Writing Tips from Stephen King

“Stopping a piece of work just because it’s hard, either emotionally or imaginatively, is a bad idea. Optimism is a perfectly legitimate response to failure.”

Stephen King’s book On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft has become something of a bible for writers, but if you’ve never read it here’s a crash course.

The Independent breaks down 22 writing tips from Stephen King found in the book including to tackle the things that are hardest to write, not get caught up in grammar, and write primarily for yourself.