Posted by: Thomas Drinkard | October 3, 2010

Stephen King’s “On Writing”

I’m about halfway through the book and can report that it’s a gem. King writes this as a cross between a memoir and an instruction book for writers. I’ve read a number of books about writing, but never one with the sense of humor King brings to his guide for writers. If the reader doesn’t get a snicker from the book’s pages; he/she should check for a pulse. More later.


  1. It’s such a great book! The best part is he is including the autobiographical part as his own way of showing vs. telling. Here’s how you do it. Now let’s discuss. I love that.

  2. King’s sense of humor surprised me. I guess that reading his dark fiction gave me a wrong impression.

    I found the book, “Self-Editing for Fiction Writers,” and “The First Five Pages” to be invaluable, but not as much fun.

    As the blog post says, I experienced and epiphany when I was introduced to Vogler’s work.

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