Book Review: On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

On Writing: A Memoir of the CraftOn Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved the fascinating accounts of King’s early writing days at school and the continuing story of how he rose to fame and fortune.

His insights into writing styles are tremendous advice for anybody who writes at whatever level and in all genres. It would be foolish to try to copy his style as I believe that we should all find our own voice, yet there is much wisdom to be had in this book.

The only topic that I slightly disagree with Stephen King on is the use of adverbs. Whilst I agree that they are over-used and often unnecessary, I would say that they are occasionally appropriate and can add some colour and substance. There is no need to eliminate them completely.

Great book! Every writer should read it.

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About Lance Greenfield

Blog: lancegreenfield.wordpress.com email: lancegmitchell@outlook.com I published my debut novel in December 2014: Eleven Miles. My second novel went live in February 2016: Knitting Can Walk!
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2 Responses to Book Review: On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

  1. Colline says:

    This one is on my bookshelf waiting to be read.

    Liked by 1 person

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