YES. The writing advice is highly practical, and King reads it with such a personal flair that I can't imagine having digested this book any other way.
I felt like he was reading it just to me - his inflections, his unique voice and tone, it made it a journey I will revisit often.
Highly inspired to get my writing career going, and will now use "Uncle Stephen" as the mentor in my head.
I highly admire the courage of Nancy Garden to write and publish this title twenty-five years ago when it was so sorely needed - and still is today. However, I found many of the scenes to be too lengthy and it lost my attention too many times. It may be a sign of the times in that YA books are more succinct nowadays, thanks to the shortening of our attention spans. It got preachy at times in the second half of the book, but again we have to remember when it was published. In that respect it was an important reminder of how far we've come in the years since the book was published, and how far we still have to come.
I found the narration to be one of the most distracting parts of the book. I felt her voice was too
It was admirable to know that such a book was written twenty-five years ago for teens and featuring teens. But, not really worth listening to for the story itself. I did it mainly for research.
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