On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft By Stephen King

September 28, 2017

 "Most books about writing are filled with bullshit." -Stephen King.

So true. And I've always thought I was a shitty writer for thinking it. I hate creative writing groups and yet everyone I know pushes me to join them. I can't stand writing on a schedule and I hate when people ask me to talk about my current pieces in progress.

I've always written with the idea of telling myself a story. Nonfiction makes my skin itch. Everyone always says "My life could be a book." My inside voice instantly screams "Great, then you write it."

If I'm not entertained and hanging on every word of my character dialogue, then I'm not interested. I love nothing more than just sitting down and letting it pour out of me. It's the most addicting high in the world.

Personally, I am in awe to find that many of my own writing routines are similar to Mr. King's. While we have nothing in common, I agree with everything else he says about the art of writing. He has the same passion for it that I do.

Now I'm not the biggest fan of King's books, but I really enjoyed On Writing. It has been one of the most inspiring books about writing I’ve ever read. In fact, it took me so long to read it because I kept stopping to write something. I just kept getting so excited and had to put my ideas on paper.

I highly recommend Stephen King's On Writing – A Memoir of the Craft. I think even if you aren't a fan of Stephen King's work, he has some very good advice about writing and storytelling, plus some good stories of his own.

The back story of Carrie blew my mind. 

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