many times we see authors as larger-than-life figures. This book doesn't excellent job at humanizing Stephen King from his own words, as well as humanizing the craft of writing. As an aspiring author, I find this book to be truly inspirational.
Wonderful story! Really connected on a number of levels in the first part. A ppreciated the writing advice in the second part. Will re-read this several times. I don't ever do that. This is
a a great book.
I write for pleasure and just wanted to hear what a real expert might share. Wonderfully engaging, thought provoking, and another great read. Thank you for putting such a talent to great use.
This is like talking to your best friend about writing... and your best friend is smart, caring, nonjudgmental and a world renowned story teller.
I've spent over a year and a half listening to every book (novels and short stories) that is available through audibles. This marks the last one. Until April when "The Dead Zone" is released and hopefully one day when they release "Pet Semetary". Of course I'm eagerly looking forward to any new work to come as well.
Thank you, Stephen King.
I read this book when it first came out in print. I loved it then. But this-- this is like talking to the man himself. Hearing his voice read the words he wrote just adds so much to the meaning. Great book!
I love to love space-opera and fanatasy books. Sometimes my eyes are bigger than my ears when it comes to audio books....
I have listened to it 3 times now, this is a rare occurrence for books in my audible library. I am in the process of writing a book about a husband and a wife in a nursing home. I'm so glad I stumbled onto this book first.
The only things I wished he would have spent more time talking about were the "show, don't tell" principles and about writing believable dialogue. He did cover both, but I was left wanting for more.
The third part where he discussed his car accident and how writing helped him to recover. It was beautiful in a Stephen King way.
It was reflective and instructive. I really enjoyed the direction to seek other resources that I was unaware even existed.
This audiobook is at the top of my list when it comes to my favorite audiobooks listened to so far. I loved it so much that I bought a copy of the book to make notes in!
Mr. King's reflection on his marriage struck close to home. It caused me to look at my own marriage and strive to be the kind of husband to my wife that Mr. King is to his wife.
I felt like I was at a heartfelt lecture. This wasn't just a reading of a book, or a mere performance, this was Mr. King sharing his life with the listener. It was intimate.
The book hit me in the heart. It left me with much to think about. Not just on the craft on writing, but on life, relationships, family, hardships, and perseverance. I took so much away from this book.
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft isn't just for aspiring writers, or fans of Stephen King. It has valuable life lessons and insights that anyone who picks up this book, or listens to the audiobook, can draw from.