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On Writing by Stephen King
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really liked it

This is an excellent mix of memoir and writing advice (I mean, the title basically says that, but whatever, I'm just reinforcing that, ok?) I enjoyed the writing segments more, though snippets from King's childhood and life were still interesting to me. There's even a chapter at the end about his accident, which occurred when this book was partly finished (which I didn't recall - I have read this book but it was years and years ago.) My copy is studded with colorful flags highlighting helpful tips and approaches to writing. I enjoy his sense of humor, relaxed tone and no bullshit attitude (as well as his occasional foul language).

Even if you're not interested in becoming a writer, if you're a fan of Stephen King's work, I think you'll enjoy his memories about his past and insight into how he crafts his books.

Confession time: This is the third copy of this book that I've been given. Long ago, my mum gave it to me whenI was in high school. I read it then and enjoyed it. Two years ago another friend gave me the 10th-anniversary edition and I meant to re-read it but, well, you all know how that goes (Sorry Mel!) and it ended up being packed away with some of our other non-fiction books when we moved. It remains packed. This past Christmas I was given the 10th-anniversary edition again! Now I've finally re-read it and marked passages that I know I'll be going back to over and over. I wonder if Mr. King would find it funny that I've received this book so many times.
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May 10, 2017 – Shelved
May 14, 2017 – Started Reading
May 31, 2017 – Finished Reading

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