Ep 149-Must Read: On Writing by Stephen King

Ep 149-Must Read: On Writing by Stephen King

A review of On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King.

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A Must Read episode with lessons learned from Stephen King’s On Writing.

From the back cover:

“Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King’s On Writing. 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, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King’s advice is grounded in his 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 how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recover. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, On Writing will empower and entertain everyone who reads it—fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.

Four lessons from this book:

  1. In the end your work belongs to the people who receive it.
  2. Art is a support system for life.
  3. Build your toolbox and the muscles to carry it.
  4. Making art is about enriching the lives of others.

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