Review: On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King


Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ½
Date read: September – November, 2009
Read count: 2

I’ve always found Stephen King’s nonfiction works to be more interesting than his fiction works. And here’s why: he writes with honesty and lays it all out there for others to see. He’s honest about the hardship and burden of writing and does not make writing (as a career) seem like an impossible feat, unlike other successful writers. Not many authors can write about creative writing in the way that King can. I’ve found that only a handful of writers can write about creative writing effectively and even fewer are honest about their advice.

This text itself is half autobiography, half writing advice. It’s a collection of King’s experience as a young writer and details his beginning as an amateur, his first publication, his first novel, and his writing career. He writes in an easy to digest and easy to retain pace.

Original review can be found here.


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