On Writing

"On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft" by Stephen King is an insightful and entertaining book that combines memoir with writing advice.

King shares his experiences as a writer, from his childhood to his struggles with addiction and his eventual success, as well as his tips and tricks for aspiring writers.

One of the strengths of "On Writing" is King's honesty and frankness. He is candid about his own mistakes and the difficulties he faced on his path to becoming a successful author. He also provides practical advice for writers, such as the importance of reading widely and regularly, the necessity of putting in the work to improve one's craft, and the value of persistence and dedication.

The book is divided into three parts: "C.V.," which recounts King's life story; "On Writing," which delves into the mechanics of writing and the creative process; and "Toolbox," which provides more specific advice on writing style, grammar, and editing. King's writing style is engaging and entertaining throughout, making the book a pleasure to read.

One minor criticism of "On Writing" is that some of the advice may be more relevant to fiction writers than to nonfiction writers. However, even nonfiction writers can benefit from King's insights into the importance of storytelling and the need for clarity and simplicity in writing.

Overall, "On Writing" is an excellent resource for anyone interested in writing, whether they are beginners or experienced writers looking to improve their craft. King's personal stories and writing tips are both informative and entertaining, making the book a must-read for anyone who wants to learn more about the art and craft of writing.

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About the Book

Twentieth Anniversary Edition with Contributions from Joe Hill and Owen King Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King's critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his “Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King's On . Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer's craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King's advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999—and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, On Writing will empower and entertain everyone who reads it—fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great well told.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Tag: Recommended Books
Publisher: Scribner
Publication Year: 2020
Length: 320
ASIN: 1982159375
ISBN: 9781982159375
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