On Writing

On Writing Summary

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 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.



Book Reviews

Bostonmc

Great Book5 star

Excellent book for any author looking to get started writing... and stay writing.55

sylviexiaoweizhuang

Love it5 star

I love this book and can’t wait to read it again!55

Malvicus

Invite Stephen over for some tea and listen for a while5 star

If you’d like to have Stephen King come over and tell you several engaging story about his life and learn some great tips on the process of writing, this is the book!55

Liviparr

Excellent5 star

I read this book for a final essay assignment, and I had so much to highlight. The stories at the beginning were well told and lighthearted, and the seamless segway into the this and that of writing made the topic that much more interesting. King is an excellent writer, and the way he wrote and explained writing, filling the book with stories, and funny comments of his, it was almost as though the book was one of those can’t put it down books. Highly recommend.55

Vichoney

Great book loved it5 star

Such an amazing person55

mjm11983

A brilliant read for any writer!5 star

Fantastic! That is all.55

Tdeff

Smashing5 star

Enough said55

Johnny Garlic

Generous5 star

That's the word that comes to mind. That is, Stephen King did not have to write this book; it's evident throughout that he did it out of the kindness of his heart, in an effort to truly GIVE BACK to his fans and aspiring writers. For that I'm truly grateful. I took advantage of his generosity and latched onto and analyzed every word, especially the many words intended to motivate, enable, and inspire aspiring writers. Stephen is not only a great teacher, he is a very grateful and inspiring human being who loves his craft passionately, and is brutally honest about what it takes to succeed in the field. I honestly don't know how he could have made this book any better. It is perfect. Thank you, Mr. King.55

HighTech

On Learning the Craft of Writing5 star

Good very good first book to read on writing storys. From a master story teller, you get the basics to good writing. This is a book one should ponder to get the most out of it.55

Bajd

Any Key to King's Writing Mind Is a Gift5 star

Perhaps Stephen King does not do his best describing how he writes to all, but his true gift is storytelling in any sense. For the reviewer who knows him only by his horror tales, he also writes amazing fictional stories that are not scary, nor would they be categorized as "horror" novels. These are probably my favorite, although they do contain some "bizarre" or unexplainable type things - but that is what makes them so appealing. Yet, they are never forgotten for their depth and wisdom. King is a genius with an amazing mind that unravels on paper.55



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