On Writing

A Memoir of the Craft (Scribner classics)

Epub, 291 pages

English language

Published Dec. 13, 2000 by Scribner.

OCLC Number:

View on OpenLibrary

5 stars (2 reviews)

mmensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work.

“Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King’s On Writing. 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. source: www.simonandschuster.com/books/On-Writing/Stephen-King/9780743211536

45 editions

Review of 'On Writing' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

And absolute diamond of an audio book read by the man himself. One of the best on the subject. The sections on his life and the account of the accident that almost killed him are unmissable. Its thanks to this book that I now have my own copy of The Elements of Style by Strunk and White, in my endless quest to improve my own grammar and readability.

avatar for pascal

rated it

4 stars


  • Authorship
  • American Authors
  • Biography
  • Horror tales