2016 reading log
14. On Writing – Stephen King
This has been on my to-read list for an eternity and I’m so glad I finally made the time to read it. As well as being packed with invaluable writing tips (angled towards fiction writers but applicable to anyone doing any sort of writing), it gives insight into King’s childhood and career, and the hard work that led him to where he is today. It’s a gripping read, not a stuffy how-to manual.
“…stopping a piece of work just because it’s hard, either emotionally or imaginatively, is a bad idea. Sometimes you have to go on when you don’t feel like it, and sometimes you’re doing good work even when it feels like all you’re managing is to shovel shit from a sitting position.”