On Writing, by Stephen KingRead about another book on the list.
You don’t have to be a fan of King’s writing (or his made-for-TV movies) to find real worth in the suspense master’s “memoir of the craft.” In a highly accessible way, King writes about his own life and hardly meteoric rise to best-selling superstardom. He also offers notes on the writer’s “toolbox,” but the real takeaway is the persistence, the delight, and the dedication that it takes to be Stephen King. Quote: “For me, not working is the real work.”
On Writing is among Andrew Cowan's top five books to help aspiring writers.