Thursday, April 17, 2014



So … you want to be a writer? Where do you start? How do you get there? No worries. This month I’ll be sharing my A to Z list of writer’s resources: books, blogs, and beyond! Check back each day to find helpful resources for improving your writing and navigating your way through the publishing industry.

O is for ON WRITING by Stephen King

The first half of ON WRITING is a memoir of King's life, and if you are a fan of his, you'll love it. From wiping his bum with poison ivy to being locked in a closet, the glimpses into his life will make you appreciate his writing even more.

The second half of the book is about the craft of writing. King offers many helpful tips, such as stop researching so much and just write the story:

"Remember that you are writing a novel, not a research paper. The story always comes first" (page 233).

The only downside to this book is King's language. If you're a fan of his, you already know he uses profanity. If you flinch at the F word, you may need to take a muscle relaxant before starting this book.

Are you a fan of Stephen King?


  1. I don't flinch at profanity, though it annoys me if it's used just for the sake of being used. But I do swear a lot each day, so that part won't bother me. :)

    I have had this book on my shelves for many a year now, but still haven't read it. For shame!

  2. F-bombs don't bother me. I have his book, but haven't had a chance to read it yet.

  3. My mom bought me this book when I was young, and I loved it so much. Stephen King is the man.

    Love your new layout, by the way!

  4. I'm really not a big King fan - his thrillers give me nightmares - but I enjoyed all of On Writing.