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On Writing

A Memoir of the Craft

Stephen King

Learn from one of the bestselling authors of all time in this revealing and practical master class. Part memoir, part guide, On Writing shares Stephen King’s experiences, habits, and convictions that shaped his work. With advice grounded in vivid memories from childhood to near-fatal accident, this book is perfect for any aspiring writer or fan of a great story.
Publish Date
first published in 2000
Goodreads Rating
@Go_Ask_Alis It's a very good book.      source
@TimMaurer Great book!      source
@StephenKing I have read your books all my life. The one on writing is still one of my favorites. "The girl who loved Tom Gordon" FAV!!      source
I had put off reading On Writing by @StephenKing for many years because the idea of "writing" is overwhelming and stressful to me and I prefer to spend my time thinking of other things, but what a lovely little book. Humble and resonant and not too much "writing."      source
Here are some books that I very much enjoyed while on my press tour and my post tour collapse...      source
On Writing by @StephenKing, The Writer's Journey by Christopher Vogler, Save the Cat by Blake Snyder, The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron.      source
@LaddEveritt On Writing. My second favorite book of all time, next to The Toy Collector by @JamesGunn, the guy who made me want to become a writer in the first place.      source
Got me jazzed up about writing and reading more.      source
Great thoughts about writing (mostly books) from one of the most successful writers ever. Oddly doubles as an autobiography, telling many stories about his life from childhood.      source
My favorite Stephen King book is "On Writing". It's not a horror story but his reflections about being a writer and a collection of writing tips. In fact it's my favorite book on writing. Here are some writing tips from the book summarized.      source
Discussing some of my favorite books on writing.      source
A first-time author asked me for writing advice. I'm not sure I have any, it is so different for everyone. The pain of a bad writing day and joy of a good sentence are still there as I work on my eighth book. My main advice was to read @StephenKing      source
@preetibose26 @Typical80sName By the way have you read Stephen King's book on writing.... it's fantastic      source
Aspiring novelists + writers, take note! ⬇️📚⬇️ + books I routinely recommend are @StephenKing's On Writing + @ANNELAMOTT's Bird by Bird #BYDN #VirtualWaterCooler #WritingCommunity #BookBoost #booktwitter      source