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On Writing by Stephen King
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May 04, 2010

it was amazing
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I finished reading Stephen King's book On Writing a while ago and have been letting it percolate in my mind while I studied for my last NCARB ARE exam. (That's why I don't finish books and post them on here nearly as often as I'd like to.) Part autobiographical memoir, part how-to, part telepathy, Stephen's book is an inspiring read for many a would-be writer such as myself. I appreciate his approach to writing: unearthing a hidden treasure. I find when I'm inspired by stories, I start out with a scene, like a movie or a dream playing in my mind. Sometimes I just hear the words. Mr King's unearthing process seams like an approach I'd like to try, and believe me, I'll be rereading the book to get more out of it now that I have some breathing room to do so. I appreciate his honesty because his book never implies more than he says: this book will never make you a great writer, but it will make a good writer out of a decent writer.

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May 4, 2010 – Started Reading
May 4, 2010 – Shelved
May 4, 2010 –
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May 26, 2010 – Finished Reading
December 27, 2011 – Shelved as: reviewed

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