From Goodreads: 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 recovery. 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.
Why this book: For one thing, it’s been sitting on my shelf staring at me for several months and it’s about time I picked it up to read it. Also, I wanted to include the genius of Stephen King somewhere in this project without reading horror – I read Pet Sematary in high school and didn’t sleep for weeks.