“On Writing” was my first read on Stephen King. I put three other books aside to blaze through it in a week. It was that good.
In a way, it’s similar to my first read by the fabulous Michael Crichton. I read “Travels”, Crichton’s brilliant memoirs, first then went on to reading several of his books and falling in love with his writing and himself as an author and personality.
And I think that’s important. If you want to learn from them, then you must at least like the people whose work inspire you, and Stephen King was easy to like. In fact, he was easy to freaking adore when it came to [Read more…]