This from a successful blogger, screenwriter, and author of numerous novels, including the to their to-read (or to-reread) list.
Part writing how-to and part memoir, King’s book is a modern classic.
If you aspire to build your platform and become a professional writer, it’s a great place to start.
Best for: Creative writers There are plenty of books that share advice for dealing with writer angst, getting unstuck creatively, and living life as a wordsmith. If you’re ready to dig into the nuts and bolts of great writing and you want to truly improve at your craft, this book is a master class by a veteran editor, author, and teacher.
Think about a really good speech by a politician or motivational speaker.
While they’re talking, everything sounds great – it’s compelling, it makes sense, you’re nodding in agreement, you’re standing up to cheer.
This collection of recommendations includes some of my favorite classics as well as impressive new additions that will help wordslingers of all types—from bloggers to content producers to budding novelists to poets—hone their skills.
Here’s a tip: Want to make sure your writing always looks great?
(I’ve read it three times so far.) I love King’s stories about how his experiences forged him as a writer from early on.
I’m moved by the tale of how King, his young family living hand-to-mouth, collapsed to the floor when his editor called to tell him that the paperback rights to share one enormously successful writer’s origin story, it teaches the craft of writing in a way that feels conversational and real, as though he’s a mentor sitting across the table from you, sipping coffee and giving you his best advice.