My mother is a rabid Stephen King fan and introduced me to his work when I was much younger. I like his writing quite a bit, though I'm not much for horror.
This book is excellent: insightful and entertaining. I'm a playwright and TV writer and I think a bunch of what he says applies to me. His narration is pretty damn good, too. I fully enjoyed this!
An enjoyable trip into select parts of Stephen King’s childhood that have shaped his style of writing. Followed by his view and advice on writing. King’s early experiences with rejection and continually pursuing his goal of publication can inspire new writers to keep going. While I don’t agree with all of his views on writing and writers I can understand and respect his point of view. His advice should not be taken as gospel, but as good advice from a talented and experienced author. Any new writers or others that are highly interested in Stephen King’s life and thoughts on his craft should pick up this book.
I would recommend this to anyone who ever wants to tell a story, their own or fiction. Gives the basic tools of the trade and advice on keeping their writing on the tracks! Will listen to this again!!
This book is the epitome of learning how to write. alongside The Elements of Style, this book is a wealth if writing knowledge. Even if you don't prefer Mr. King's brand of fiction, you can appreciate his experiences and advice as one of an expert.