October 31, 2018

Stephen King on why writing short stories is important


Looking for more writing advice? In the spirit of Halloween, here is some wise advice from the master of horror, Stephen King.

The author argues a solid point for short fiction writing: it’s great practice and endurance for longer form writing. In fact, King feels that more writers should be working on short fiction instead of only penning novels.

In an interview with Bibliostar.TV, King says: “I think the novel is a quagmire that a lot of younger writers stumble into before they’re ready to go there.” So, writing short stories helps a writer get ready. King reveals that some of his iconic works began as short stories, such as Misery and Gerald’s Game.

Check out the full video below.




Stephanie Valente is the Digital Marketing Manager at Melville House.