On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

I recently finished listening to Stephen King’s “On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft” audiobook, and it was an incredibly enriching experience. As a copywriter myself, I was eager to learn from one of the masters of the craft, and King did not disappoint.

The audiobook is divided into two parts: the first is a memoir of King’s life and writing journey, and the second is a collection of writing advice and tips. Both parts are equally engaging and full of wisdom.

In the memoir section, King takes the listener on a fascinating journey through his life, from his humble beginnings in Maine to his rise to fame as a bestselling author. He shares candid and often humorous stories about his early struggles as a writer, his love of horror, and his struggles with addiction. Through it all, King remains humble and down-to-earth, and his storytelling ability shines through in every word.

The second part of the audiobook is a treasure trove of writing advice and tips. King covers everything from the importance of reading, to the value of hard work, to the art of crafting compelling characters. His advice is practical, concise, full of insight, and it unveils his deep understanding of the writing process.

Overall, I highly recommend this memoir to any aspiring writer or anyone interested in the craft of writing. King’s storytelling ability and writing expertise make for an engaging and enlightening listening experience.


Written by MighilMighil is an indie musician and tinkerer with diverse work experience in technology and writing. He has had the privilege of serving in various capacities, encompassing generalist and specialist roles. He is currently based in Chengdu.


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