On Writing: A Memoir on the Craft

For those who are writers, this is essential reading.  For those who are Stephen King fans, this gives you a glimpse into the stories that became legendary.  I read this book cover to cover and absorbed all of the knowledge King dished out on how to be a better writer.  He helped me improve upon the mistakes I make often, in order to write better.  King was a school teacher before he became a best-selling novelist, so he is a stickler about language.  One thing I learned is that you’re not doing this right if you are not scared to death along the journey of writing your novel.  More importantly, the only way to conquer that fear is to do it.  Just keep on writing.  Read as many books as you can.  Read great writers, so you can pick up on their style and language. This is all part of learning how to become a great writer. You learn from the masters.  King is one of those masters.  If you are a writer or aspire to be a writer, this is one of the most important books you need to read.

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