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On Writing

A Memoir of the Craft

Stephen King

Twentieth Anniversary Edition with Contributions from Joe Hill and Owen King. Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work.“Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly ...
Publish Date
June 2
First Published in 2000
Goodreads rating
Sep 03, 2020
@TimMaurer Great book!      source
Jan 03, 2017
@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
Dec 18, 2018
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
Oct 07, 2017
Here are some books that I very much enjoyed while on my press tour and my post tour collapse...      source
May 22, 2018
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
Nov 20, 2019
@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
May 05, 2010
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
Jun 26, 2020
Discussing some of my favorite books on writing.      source
@preetibose26 @Typical80sName By the way have you read Stephen King's book on writing.... it's fantastic      source
Feb 03, 2021
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