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I can’t believe this is the first time I’ve read On Writing by Stephen King.
I can’t believe I’ve been teaching or learning about writing for fourteen years and this is the first time I’ve read this book.
I can’t believe I’ve been wanting to know how, when, and what to write while this book has been there the whole time.
I’ve never read a Stephen King book until now. I’ve never felt any interest in his genre; I don’t like scary, suspenseful books and there was always this idea in the back of my head that he was too old for me.
Stephen King: I’m sorry. You know your stuff. Who knew?
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft answered so many questions. It validated things I’ve been thinking about and it inspired me in so many ways. I devoured this book and continually marked up the pages with notes or comments. I think at least half of the book is underlined. It would have been easier if I had just decided in the beginning to underline the parts I didn’t find important. I would have saved myself some time.
If you’re a writer. If you want to be a writer. If you teach writing. If you like to read. If you already know how to write. If you’re interested in the act of writing or you like Stephen King as a writer.
This book is for you. Also, I’m still in shock that during the four million English classes I took in college, no one mentioned this book. I am now seriously doubting the credibility of all my writing professors. Read this book.
And then write.
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