I buttonhooked you there, didnt I? Make no mistake, this book belongs on this list and its a must read for any aspiring writer. I read it more than once and I keep it nearby, always. What King accomplished in this book is impressive. He created, for my money, the very best book about writing Ive ever read. Its part memoir and part instructional. He pulls you in to his own world and makes you feel like youre living the life of a struggling writer. His honest portrayal of life, art and his own demons is commendable all while the thousands of little tips sprinkled throughout the book provide you a plethora of knowledge. Who better to write a book about writing? He even provides a list of recommended reading to help you better understand all of the aspects of creating a good story. Lets run down the checklist: Entertaining narrative. Honest portrayal of real life. Thousands of tips on how to better your own abilities. A reading list to further your studies. Its all included, making this the best textbook youve ever had in your hands and at a fraction of the cost. The fact is, if you write or want to write, you need to have this book. Itll change everything.
I'm married and live in New York with my wife and pets. I'm a writer and definitely not a comedian (just ask my wife). I've successfully linked my twitter, goodreads, facebook and google+ pages although the successful aspect of all that is up for debate. I also started my own blog on wordpress and have just finished my first novel, The Violent Winds. Now it's time to try and trick some unsuspecting fool into buying it.