On Writing by Stephen King

The only part I didn’t like?

The very ending. And that’s my fault. It makes me uncomfortable when people get too mushy and the very ending was definitely a syrupy shot of courage to would be writers out there.

All in all?

I loved it!

I should tell you first that I listened to King reading on audio mostly while walking the dog or heading downtown to my weekly fiction critique group.  So a small part of what I liked was the sound of his voice–full of confidence–telling me what was and more importantly that if I wanted to–and only if I wanted to–I could do it.

King covers the gamut: publishing, craft, writing process, and why write anyway because it’s freaking hard work?

His advice is specific, practical, and encouraging. Read it. You’ll be glad.

“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”  –Stephen King; On Writing

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.”
―Stephen King; On Writing



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