Have you ever wondered how an author like Stephen King can be so prolific, even into his 70s?
If you take a look at his website, he actually has three books scheduled for release this year alone. King, and other authors like him, may just be the personification of the fact that participating in the arts can improve our health and well-being as we age.
But if you really want to know how King has perfected his craft to be one of the most published authors in our modern age, then you need to read his On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft.
A Memoir of the Craft
What makes this book so unique is that King doesn’t just teach you how to write. He takes you on a journey through his own experiences as a struggling writer, showing you how he became one of the bestselling authors of all time.
If you love biographies and memoirs, this book is for you. If you want to learn how King approaches writing like an absolute machine, this book is for you. And if you want to improve your own writing, this book is a perfect guide.
Gaining the Tools to Write
While you can read King’s experiences in becoming the author that he is, he also helps you to find your own stories. In On Writing, he’ll show you how to discover the basic tools of the writing trade; how to sharpen and multiply them through use; and how a writer must always have them close to hand.
King’s book isn’t just about crafting plot and characters. Because this is part memoir, he’ll teach you how to create the habits you need to be a writer and even how to deal with the inevitable rejection should you choose a path of publication.
Reviews note that even if they’re not writers, this book is hard to put down, especially if you’re a King fan. But the writers especially love this book for the practical advice that it provides and the inspiration it gives to sharpen our own tools of writing.
We cannot recommend this book enough for anyone who wants to delve deeper into their own writing.