This was one of the best how to listens I've ever heard. Steven takes a boring topic like writing and turned it into a griping story about not only his life but his process.
I would have never imagined his narration would have been as good as it was. It was top notch work. Super clean, and very professional.
This book wasn't nearly as great as I was hoping for. It contained a lot of memoir and only a little bit on writing as an art/craft. :-/
After two published works and working on my third I now understand what it is to write and be a writer. You may or may not want to be one after you listen; but you will know what it is to be one.
I read the actual book years ago and found it very enjoyable, informative, and inspirational concerning the approaches to my own writings. Listening to the Audio Book took the experience to a deeper level because I felt like he was right there, personally and intimately schooling me about The Craft... Not just writing, but ANY Creative Endeavor.
Insightful, honest, and encouraging.
Mr. King himself was very entertaining, as described in his autobiographical sections of the book, especially in his aspirational first days of trying to write professionally.
There were really touching portions of this book - particularly when Mr. King wrote about his wife and the support she has supplied to him through the years. Also, the stories of his working class background were also impactful.
Only wish I could have been 'underlining' passages as I listened to this audio book...there were several sections my imagination couldn't help but try and highlight with yellow ink.
Author of the Fur Angel Series
This was my first audibook I ever listened to. I really enjoyed hearing Stephen King talk about his writing with stories of his life.
I will be listening to more audibooks now :0)
Avid King reader, trying to get back into classics. Audible has replaced TV for me! love these while I on the train or working out
I don't think there is a better expert living today on how to be a successful writer. Commercial success means people like you. Who cares if some blow-hard critic prefers Ulysses-show me a kid from the Bronx who would decide to be a writer from some esoteric dream of a weirdo and I will show you a critic who can put himself in that kid's boots and get lost on the Long Walk and write his first story based on a stroll through the South Bronx.
The first half of this should be in every creative writing freshman writing seminar.
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book it is inspired me to take my writing more seriously and to invest in the craft. the funny thing is if I write mostly technical documents and how to but I found plenty that apply to me and inspired to try my hand fiction.