On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft - Stephen King As an up and coming writer myself this book is doing amazing things for me. I finally finished the book after reading it very carefully. Yeah it includes the typical writing advice like many books on writing but I really enjoy Mr. Kings personal thoughts, the back stories that made him into who he is today with regards to his life and family and his own harsh realities of the writing world. Since he is (I think) one of the greatest american writers of the last 50 years his personal stories make him feel like a normal person with normal issues giving his advice and wisdom more credibility in my mind. As a new writer his brutal honesty with regards to writing and life is really sticking with me. I really enjoyed the last part of this newest edition where he talks about the accident and how it affected his life in general and writing this book. If you want a cold book of generic rules about writing this is NOT that book and you should go seek the advice from some writing professor or some writer who has accomplished less than King but think they know more. I will read this booko many many times

Michael Melville
(author of Running Northwest)