The King of Horror writes about his favourite activity, the art of writing itself in this memoir. Stephen King’s On Writing is part-autobiography and part discussion on the difficulties and joys of writing.
Summary of the Book
What does it mean to be a writer? Is it all fun and games? Is one in it for the money? How does a bestselling writer like Stephen King still manage to find the stories and the ideas to write? In this book, the King of Horror reveals all. He writes of his first stories, his earliest tryst with writing, and his love of the craft. He discusses the tools he uses, both physical and mental. He also writes of an important aspect of writing, the muse. He discusses how he nearly gave up after Carrie was rejected time and again, and how his beloved wife, Tabitha King, salvaged the text out of the garbage bin and coaxed him to try it one more time. He discusses the accident which nearly cost him his life, and which changed his thoughts on the art forever. This is a book which everyone who dreams of becoming a published author must read, a book that will provide solace to a writer facing the dreaded block, and company to one whose rejection notes number in the two digits. Come, join the King and discover what it means to call yourself a writer.
About Stephen King
Stephen King is an American horror-fiction writer. His books, Carrie, The Stand and The Shining, have rocketed him to fame and fortune. He has also written under the pseudonym of Richard Bachman.
King graduated from the University of Maine, where he met and married his wife Tabitha King. He lives in Bangor, Maine.
Related Works by the Author
If you’ve enjoyed this book, do buy a copy of King’s Danse Macabre, another autobiographical memoir on his life and his love for the craft.