“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things that I’m aware of, no shortcut.”
― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
If anyone has the right to advise people on writing it I Stephen King. He’s published 55 books and probably began and finished writing much more. He’s a bestseller and will most likely continue to sell books at an amazing pace for many years.
This book is not only a writing “manual” but also a somewhat memoir of Kings life. The hardships of his life are however part of the writer he is today and the first section of this book shows Kings dedication and passion to his craft.
In general, this is a no-nonsense book on the realities of writing from the process to the business side. King refuses to sugar coat the business he is in and presents this reality in a straightforward voice but also in a way that invites you as a reader whilst also inspiring.
This for me is the most important part of these books. To inspire but also to reveal the man behind the curtain.
It’s nice to have a look into the life of Stephen King whilst gaining some of his knowledge on his craft.
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