STEPHEN KING’S FIRST TIP FOR IMPROVING YOUR WRITING
“Stop watching TV – it spoils your creativity.”
It echoes the voice of my parents when I attended primary school. “Don’t read comics. Books are better to develop your imagination.”
I consumed the ‘Biggles’ series by Capt. W. E. Johns, Enid Blyton’s ‘The Famous Five’ and ‘The Secret Seven.’ My longing for the forbidden was confined to the occasional purchase of ‘The Phantom.’
I’m uncertain if that addiction has impeded my writing ability.
As for TV, unless it’s a good movie or a travel documentary, the printed page is far more attractive than the small screen.