I want to make babies with this book. This book is perfection!!! Normally Stephen King scares the hell out of me, so I avoid his books. But this is, obviously, not one of those books. It’s about his experience with writing and what he thinks you should take into consideration for your own writing.
He’s funny as hell. That kind of surprised me, I know it shouldn’t, he’s a brilliant writer and I’ve liked what he’s written in the past even if I have to sleep with the light on, a stuffed animal in my arms, and my dog laying next to me.
As a person who considers herself only part-writer (I have a lot of tools in my utility belt.) I was more than happy to be the recipient of this gift. My friend gave it to me proclaiming that it was something along the lines of a gift from the writer Gods.
(It is. Stephen King wrote it for Christsake. If J.K. Rowling wrote something similar I would immediately be a puddle.)
Anyway, this was awesome. This was fantastic. This was any adjective you can think of that’s positive.
The advice he gives is sound. I took a lot away from this. (Except not to over use adjectives apparently haha)
The biggest thing I took away from this was to speak the truth. Whether it’s the truth of your characters voice or the truth of the story. Say it how it comes out because your first instinct is usually the right one. (And anything that sounds off, you can always fix in editing, just go with your gut and not interrupt yourself for your first draft. Spelling and grammar can be sorted out later.)
Absolutely read this if you are struggling with your own writing because he just wraps you up in a warm blanket of accuracy and love that is nice.