Teaser Tuesday – On Writing

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  1. Grab your current read
  2. Open to a random page
  3. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  4. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  5. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Finally…as usual, after reading 3 books by different authors, it’s now time to read something from my number 1 author, Mr. Stephen King

Right now I’m reading On Writing, a memoir by Stephen King. I’ve reached page 80, it is such an inspirational book.

My teaser comes from page 54

(I took time to choose today’s teaser because there are so many good lines in this book)


I took my fair share of English Lit classes in my two remaining years at Lisbon, and my fair share of composition, fiction and poetry classes in college, but John Gould taught me more than any of them, and in no more than ten minutes.

And another lines from page 56


Once you know what the story is and get it right – as right as you can, anyway – it belongs to anyone who wants to read it. Or criticize it.

41 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday – On Writing

  1. Good quotes. I love Stephen King, one of my favorites. I like this Teaser Tuesday and will have to try it. (I am just learning this blogging stuff) But, it’s not Tuesday here yet! LOL

    1. Hehe we Asians experience Tuesday earlier 😉

      If love books, you’ll definitely love teaser Tuesday, it’s a good reference for searching books.

      Good luck with your blog…blogging is addictive 🙂

  2. Haven’t read this Stephen King book yet, but definitely will. It seems to be in a lot of people’s Top 5 books on writing to read and judging from the quotes you pulled from the book, it looks good. Have you read Bird by Bird by Anne Lammott, if not, you should check it out, it’s very funny and I’m sure anyone who writes can identify with it.

    1. No I haven’t, I’ll be sure to search for it…but it is really difficult to find books that haven’t been translated yet. I have to ask my friend is Australia to buy me this book.

    1. @Sassy Yup I’m enjoying every words of it. I’ll be at your blog as soon as I use a PC 🙂

      @Jennifer I’ve met a lot of reader who enjoy this book even though they don’t follow Stephen King’s book

      Kah Woei Same here 🙂 But since it is written by Mr. King, I’m eager to read it. It doesn’t feel like a memoir at all

    1. @ Mrs.B What I do learn, so far, is that He loves Horror since he was a teenager

      @ Bina I’ve heard many who don’t read His books but they read his memoir

      @ Jan Yeah, I think you’ll like this book 🙂

  3. I’ve never read Stephen King – always thought he was too creepy for me but a memoir, now that’s different. Great teasers!
    My TT is here Have a great week and happy reading!

    1. You should re-consider that notion 😉 there are some books by King that is so beautiful and Not creepy at all.

      This memoir is -as Mr. King said- is trying not to say all the Bullshit as most memoirs do.

    1. @ Marg Yup it is really interesting! the book feels like Mr. King himself is talking to me.

      @ Ladi Q I think I’m going to love this book too 🙂

      @ Alayne It is a very good book.

  4. I’ve heard great things about that book & am determined to read it, but right now I’m on “book probation.” NO MORE can come into my house until I read a few more from the stack.

    JHS
    Colloquium

  5. I wonder if there are any of his books that don’t come with the line: ‘The international Bestseller’? My personal favourite has to be His Short story that became The Shawshank Redemption, it fills me with hope every time I see it.

    1. @ pussreboots so far, it is excellent.

      @ JHS Huahaha I am in the same position as you…too many books on my shelf and I keep on visiting library at the same time

      @ Ronan lol, I honestly don’t know Ronan…but I don’t mind either because I’m planning to buy all his works. I haven’t read Different Seasons yet (Shawshank is in this book), but I will one day

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