I found this listen fascinating and inspiring. Also, I found Stephen King to be a good and entertaining reader. I am new to writing, and this helped to pique my interest.
It read like one of his famous thought-provoking, edge of your seat books. I was drawn in until the very last word. I am not a fan of all of King's writing, by no measure, but I am now a fan of his honesty, transparency, and sincere love for writing. I love his no bull attitude.
After hearing many authors recommend this book on podcasts and in live interviews I finally got the Audible version and headed to Maui. Boy was I surprised and flattered that Stephen King was joking me as the narrator of his non-fiction masterpiece.
This book entertained, educated and enlightened me with insight only a master like Stephen King possesses. No I'm ordering the hard copy as there are too man nuggets of wisdom to remember.
Interested in everything. Listening for something AMAZING...
Engrossing and entertaining. Elements of autobiography, instruction, inspiration, anecdote, and imagination. King gives a great explanation of what it means to be a writer and how to improve upon your craft. He is realistic about the tenacity and dedication it takes to perfect your craft. You have to write EVERY DAY is the best advice an aspiring writer can ever get. His theories on how story ideas are formed and how they can be developed is helpful to anyone trying their hand at fiction. I loved hearing about his life and what events led him to where he is today. This story is wonderfully interesting and enjoyable.
It was a wonderful blend of memoir and instruction. Thoroughly entertaining and useful. King also preforms the book very well. I never got bored and my mind never wandered, which is saying a lot coming from me.
As a writer, I appreciate this very candid and personal discussion about the craft. Stephen King is such a compelling storyteller that he makes even a grammar lesson enjoyable. Aside from being a refresher course for anyone who writes, this book is wonderful for teenagers who tend to find traditional writing guides kinda boring.
This one stands alone, primarily because of the humor that is infused in the narrative.
He's a regular guy.
I work in IT, I love reading, I love Writing and for those daily travels too and fro I love to listen to Audible books too
I have listened to this twice now and love every minute. Mr. King is a master storyteller (understatement I know) and his narration is excellent. I recommend this book to any person as a book about the craft of writing and a fine piece writing it is.