Books, Creative Writing, Writing

On Writing

This week, I thought I’d go in a slightly different direction by doing a book review. I find it extremely important and beneficial to read as much as possible to help develop my craft. It’s pretty hard to get better at something if you don’t try to learn from people who have had success in whatever area you’re trying to improve. In this case, reading actively what other writers have written on the craft.
A few months ago, I read On Writing by Stephen King. This book is full of insights into King’s writing processes and his journey to success. I couldn’t believe I blew through this book in a few days. I found I couldn’t put it down. King did a great job of mixing in writing advice, with poignant examples from his journey, and sharing his trials and tribulations.
This book constantly surprised me with the wit and charm, sprinkled with great writing advice. It does not read as a how to book, but more as an easy conversation with a long time friend. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in learning from a master storyteller or if you just want to read a good book. This is definitely a book I’ll return to again. Stay focused and Write On.


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