Hearing this unique combination of anecdotes and insider's advice told in King's charmingly nasal voice makes an already insightful narrative even more personal and powerful. If you want to write, this audiobook will quickly become a treasured resource, because it will improve your writing. But even if you have no interest whatsoever in writing, King's anecdotes and instructions into the art and process will probably make you a better, more informed reader.
On Writing begins with a mesmerizing account of King's childhood and his early focus on writing to tell a story. A series of vivid memories from adolescence, college, and the struggling years that led up to his first novel, Carrie, offer a fresh and often funny perspective on the formation of a writer. King then turns to the tools of his trade, examining crucial aspects of the writer's art and life, offering practical and inspiring advice on everything from plot and character development to work habits and rejection.
King was in the middle of writing this book when he was nearly killed in a widely reported accident. On Writing culminates with a profoundly moving account of how his need to write spurred him toward recovery, and brought him back to his life.
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"Spunky, vivid prose are the prime ingredients of what must be considered not at all the usual writer's guide." (Booklist)
"On Writing contains some of the most harrowing pages he has ever written." (Salon.com)
If you want a book on writing, you're found the right one. Listen to it on audible to hear the man and then keep the hard copy as a reference.
This little book is Insightful, entertaining, informative and moving. I feel inspired and better equipped to write that damn novel! Thank you Stephen King.
I appreciated King being so open and honest about his life and craft. On Writing was a great lesson on living and on writing.
En su manera de arrogancia personal don Stephen te motiva a perseguir tus sueños "escritoristicos". Además que te cuenta íntimos detalles de su vida.
As a kid I grew up in a house of Stephen King fan so it was no surprise he was one of my first reads years later happen upon this book was a real nice blast from the past and an amazing journey from a storyteller that has gone strong for decades. Stephen King was able to share his story with us I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it and coming full circle definitely recommended it to house I grew up in my mother
I had to give King five stars for his performance even if only because it isn't his trade. Overall great read if you want to get serious about writing and still very interesting if you dont.
I put off reading King's memoir because I didn't think it would offer much in terms of practical advice. And to be honest, the thought of being lumped together with all of his pop-fiction fans makes me a bit ill. Turns out I was wrong. I'll probably read this once or twice more.
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