Mike Kalmbach's Reviews > On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

On Writing by Stephen King
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Dec 03, 2011

bookshelves: owned, currently-reading
I own a copy


Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read On Writing.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

12/07/2011 page 55
19.0% "As I'm rereading this, I started again at the beginning. In my first reading, I remember only the second half being of value, but wanted to give the first half another shot."
12/10/2011 page 103
35.0% "Through the biography portion. Interesting, but not all that important to improving a writer's craft."
12/21/2011 page 163
55.0% "Getting to the good stuff now. Good reminders!"

Comments (showing 1-6 of 6) (6 new)

dateDown arrow    newest »

Adam Ortyl Good thinking. I really enjoyed On Writing.

message 2: by Mike (new) - added it

Mike Kalmbach I did too, but it's been a few years since I read it...want to see if I get anything additional out of the book since I've gained a lot of experience since then. Lots of good writing craft books out there, and I want to catch up on those too. :-)

Adam Ortyl Haha - that is pretty funny. I ended up reading On Writing twice as well. Once when I thought I might want to start writing. Then again earlier this year once I did. Good stuff.

Danielle Allen I should re-read this as well. Its been a while but I remember it being fantastic

message 5: by Alison (new)

Alison I don't think I've read this one. Looks like it is a good one!

message 6: by Mike (new) - added it

Mike Kalmbach Alison, it's pretty good, but honestly I'd recommend skipping the first half. The second half has all the meat, in my opinion.

back to top