astrologer and visionary
Memorable, authentic and entertaining.
This is the closest he's ever come to a memoir - and for that alone, it's worth the listen, but then he adds sensible - and educational - comments about how to write and what makes his 'cut it to the bone' style so successful.
Please persuade Mr. King to do a documentary based on this book.
Loved it. Would listen to it again.
Part memoir, part Getting Things Done, King drops one book on your table (one file in your ears, in this case), that will unwrap, pour, stir, then boil everything inside you that's ever made you believe in then retreat from your destiny as a writer. If you're unfamiliar with his personal story as I was, this will be an even greater of a treat, with mini plot twists. But at the end of the day, you're likely picking it up for inspiration, whether because you've been spinning your wheels at the start line, or feeling stuck in a muddy plateau. No matter the reason, you'll get your kick in the butt here, with a task list to boot. He's clear, he's encouraging, he's real, and funny, and he wants nothing less than the best from you, so here, he shows you how to scoop and carve it.
Both! Thank you, Mr. King!
Pleasant surprise and I love that it was read by King himself. It was like an intimate 8 hours spent listening to him tell you the story of his life and his writing. I eagerly soaked up every minute of it and am sad it came to an end!!
In many respects this is more about his personal story than it is about the mechanics of crafting fiction, but then the two are,profoundly connected. It is honest, it is compelling and it is a good insight into the life of a unique author.
I loved the tips that Stephen King gives in this book. I think it will be very useful. His memoir that is tied in here is ok. It is interesting most of the time. I think it really got better once he starts to give his tips. Overall, a great listen for any aspiring author!
I had given up on writing. listening to this book from one of my favorite authors read in his own voice , woke up a dream that had been dormant. I'm so thankful for this book.
I enjoy every part of this book from the quirky anecdotes to the insightful look into the writer's world.
Thank you Mr. King. I am glad you are still here with us.