Monday, February 1, 2010

On Writing by Stephen King

Today I finished reading On Writing by Stephen King.

"Long live the King" hailed Entertainment Weekly upon the publication of Stephen King's On Writing. 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," - Google Books

I found the memoir section to be the best part.  King is a pantser.  I'm a planner.  I didn't get a lot out of the how to section.  But it is a good read.  I give it 3 stars.

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