On Writing is the only Stephen King book I’ve read in a long time. I can’t read horror novels (or anything that will scare me) and haven’t even been able to watch the news since I was little. I once watched a story about a kid and her father. Since then, I’ve been turning on the television just to watch movies.
So I’m alien to the horror genre in books and films. I act as if there is no such thing as fear, and I am pleased with my life. I’m not going to spend my hours and money to get scared. But still, I’m a massive fan of Stephen King. If he didn’t write horror books, I think he might have been my favourite contemporary author.
On Writing can be an excellent guide for those who want to write, but don’t know where to start. Stephen King explains the process in a very entertaining way, and he does not hesitate to encourage his readers. Since there are examples of his own writing adventure, one can better understand the situation. Of course, there are also sections from his own life, which I think his fans will read happily. Even if you’re not a big fan, I’d say read it to see what a delightful man Stephen King is. Enjoy!
There is a reason why Stephen King is one of the bestselling writers in the world, ever. Described in the Guardian as ‘the most remarkable storyteller in so modern American literature’, Stephen King writes books that draw you in and are impossible to put down.
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, so comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have.
King’s advice is grounded in the 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 so how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery.
Stephen Edwin King is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, and fantasy novels. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which have been adapted into feature films, miniseries, television series, and comic books. King has published 61 novels and six non-fiction books.
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