11th grade reading level ?

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Quinton

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Not that SK himself brought this up in his book on writing, and I dont remember where i herd this ,but when you write
books they should be written in an 11th grade reading level ? I know I have long since forgot about pronouns adjectives ,
nouns ,they have been filed right next to algebra perhaps even deleted.those memories.....long gone ! any writers out there give me their take on this ?
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wolfphoenix

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Not that SK himself brought this up in his book on writing, and I dont remember where i herd this ,but when you write
books they should be written in an 11th grade reading level ? I know I have long since forgot about pronouns adjectives ,
nouns ,they have been filed right next to algebra perhaps even deleted.those memories.....long gone ! any writers out there give me their take on this ?
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maybe depends on the target audience, or not
look at Hemingway's The Old Man and The Sea

i think education (vocab. etc...) is like vacation time,
if you don't use it you lose it.

love that picture
...a favorite scene
 

Quinton

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maybe depends on the target audience, or not
look at Hemingway's The Old Man and The Sea

i think education (vocab. etc...) is like vacation time,
if you don't use it you lose it.

love that picture
...a favorite scene
What a notion ! The target audience ! Perhaps Hemmingway wouldnt target everyone that reads .
My english education is long gone however I do know what I want to say . Me trying to recall that
stuff we learned in english, Id be better off going back to school ....HMMMMM !
as for the picture, I dont think of Steven King when I see it....I think of Roy Orbison !
 

Neesy

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What a notion ! The target audience ! Perhaps Hemmingway wouldnt target everyone that reads .
My english education is long gone however I do know what I want to say . Me trying to recall that
stuff we learned in english, Id be better off going back to school ....HMMMMM !
as for the picture, I dont think of Steven King when I see it....I think of Roy Orbison !
What is that a picture of? By the way it is "Stephen" :wink:
 

wolfphoenix

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Not that SK himself brought this up in his book on writing, and I dont remember where i herd this ,but when you write
books they should be written in an 11th grade reading level ? I know I have long since forgot about pronouns adjectives ,
nouns ,they have been filed right next to algebra perhaps even deleted.those memories.....long gone ! any writers out there give me their take on this ?
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...............how many of SK's books have you read Quinton? :)
 

wolfphoenix

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In his book" on writing "some spots were like you were in collage level class some spots were as if you were in the room with him !View attachment 33816
i think that can be said about all of his works. when i say 9th grade, i mean that i think mr. kings style is easy going, approachable, enjoyable and appealing to a wide audience. diverse backgrounds, various ages &education levels...etc......