Saturday, August 29, 2009

On Writing

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
By Stephen King
Scribner, 2000. 288 pgs. NonFiction

This book consists of three sections. The first is a highly entertaining autobiography of King’s early life and road to publication. The second consists of blunt but valuable advice for aspiring writers. A short third sections describes the author’s recovery after being struck by a van while walking near his home in 1999.

I listened to the sound recording read by Stephen King himself, which, I believe, added a lot to the experience. I would recommend this to readers and writers alike. I think my favorite words of advice dispensed by King are that great writers read extensively and write constantly. I completely agree!


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