So, I will not pretend this was my first time enjoying Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. The first time I read it was back in 2007, when I was in my first year of college. I had to read it as part of my composition class. It was helpful. This time, I listened to it, as it is on Audible. It was certainly just as interesting, if not more so when presented in the writer’s voice himself. Though Stephen King is certainly no expert narrator, one will pay attention when someone of note reads their own work.
Now I am not a huge fan of Stephen King. Yes, I know. I read for pleasure and employment, but I am not a fan of the master of horror? I read little modern horror, anyway. But I can respect the man’s work for what it is. He certainly has to be doing something right to have sold as many books as he has.
This memoir does have a lot of useful information. I will not be going in to the advice he lays out as that would take away from the appeal when you read it yourself. However, I can say as a writer that it assisted me with my writing, my prose in particular.
Now, if you are a writer, I suggest you go out and pick this up. Add it to your must read list!