Length: 288 pages
Audiobook Length: 9 hours and 7 minutes
First Published: 2000
Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King’s advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999—and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, On Writing will empower and entertain everyone who reads it—fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.
Quotes from On Writing
Books are a uniquely portable magic.
The road to hell is paved with adverbs.
The scariest moment is always just before you start.
Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.
Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open.
About Stephen King
Stephen King is the bestselling author of more than 58 novels and 6 nonfiction books. He has received numerous awards for his writing, including the National Medal of Arts. Visit the author’s website →