On writing. A memoir
I just finished on writing by Stephen King. I have wanted to read it for some time but never got around to it. Until someone bought it for me.
It you’re not familiar with the book, Mr. King wrote it in 1999 and it was published in the year 2000.
The first part of the book is a memoir. It speaks about his early years and what led him to where he is today. Like many people he had to struggle to finally make it up the ladder. He got plenty of rejection slips and made mistakes along the way. But he kept his focus moving from short story to novelist. I found this section interesting, but I liked the second section of the book better.
Like the name of the book, the second part of the book was titled on writing. In this section he talked about the craft of writing. He spoke plainly, going into detail about what he thought worked and didn’t work. He told of other successful authors, of how their styles differed. He disagreed with some of the writer’s norms, but I don’t want to reveal too much of the good stuff. I think you should read it for yourself.
Overall, I thought it was a great book and not as stuffy as some of the other“how to” books.
When I write a blog, I try to keep it relevant. Often it will be about writing and books. I also review books that I read.