I've always admired the writing of Stephen King. He is the type of writer that everyone has heard of and everyone will like at least one book written by him. I think that this book could even be enjoyed by those who haven’t really read Kings work. After reading Stephen Kings “On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft” I am convinced that anyone who writes themselves should read this book. King doesn’t dance around any subjects and stays straight online … more
Stephen King is one of the most well known writers in the world. It's almost impossible not to be connected to Stephen King in some way. He has written more than fifty books, such as The Stand, It, Salem's Lot and The Shining. And many of his works have been made into motion pictures such as The Shawshank Redemption, Stand By Me (titled "The Body" and can be found in Different Seasons) and 1408. With an author who has as much acclaim as Stephen … more
While this isn't the best book in the world for writers, it is one of the homiest, most honest, most down-to-earth one you will find. While King may have developed verbal diarrhea in many of his later novels, this book is very focused and has that one-on-one feel that King is so famous for. There's much more to this book other than "how to write a story". King touches on his personal life, his struggles as an adolescent, a college student, a young husband and father, and … more
I didn't expect to love this book. Sure, I wanted to read the story behind Stephen King. I also wanted to pick his brain (the non-scary part anyway.) On Writing is far more than a how-to book. It is loaded with how-to and even why-to. But far more than the simple illustrations like the understandable tool box, and how to write first and edit later, the book is full of heart. King shares his personal and very colorful journey from boyhood to near … more
Stephen King pulls back the curtain on his craft and talks about it in this well-done book. I recommend it. It has good insight into his world of writing. It is not a how-to-write book but more inspirational than step-by-step guidance.
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On Writing is a book by Stephen King that is written in three parts. In the first part, King gives readers a glimpse into his past by taking them through memories which helped shape him as a writer. In the second part, he gives the reader a crash course in learning how to write. He dives into topics such as character development, theme, dialog, description and several other topics. In the last part he talks about his accident and the effect it had on him and his writing.
The book has been received very well by critics and fans alike.