Stephen King – On Writing Audiobooktext
The motivations of Stephen King.
A rare book, delightful for those who wish to try their hand at the sweet solitary reverie, to write. Today, I know Stephen King from Wikipedia. I know him very little, so to speak. I read with passion three of his books Simetierre, Shining and recently Writing memories of a trade. I already have on my book lists to read two other titles by master Stephen King, Duma Key and Anatomy of Horror. I read Simetierre more than ten years ago and it is with Simetierre that I started to be passionate about reading. Stephen King, I will not forget him, he becomes a friend for life. Stephen King – On Writing Audiobook .
Stephen King humbly explains in this book that books are magical telepathic and that writing is a way of communicating with the human universe for eternity. Writing perhaps responds to an absolute need for authors. Then Stephen King offers us his advice, his tools and methods to enjoy writing our stories, it’s stimulating.
Writing this review on this why and how to write book is proving difficult and exciting. I enjoyed reading this book. This book marked me, and I have difficulty being satisfied with the content of my review and with what I want to convey as a message. But I digress, I’ll come back to it right away.
Know that with this book I have affection for Stephen King. One of the goals of any author and to convey emotions to his reader is therefore a success.
Writing Memories of a Trade is an unclassifiable book. Stephen King proves that he remains the master and not only of popular and horror literature. In his smooth way Stephen King explains how to go about writing a story or stories. He delivers his advice, his method talks about his toolbox which can become yours, he sets goals to follow. One of the goals is to set a number of words to write per day, it’s simple, efficient.
He also says how painful this book has been for him to produce and how much he wishes to make it pleasant to the reader. It’s hard to talk about yourself. Discussing what we are doing when we cannot understand what we are doing at first is a difficult task.
Stephen King talks about his teenage years, his beginnings as a writer. He tells of the shame he may have felt sometimes, it has faded over the years. Stephen King explains how his taste for writing was born, and talks about his motivations which are not only financial.
I really liked a passage where he talks about the birth of Carrie. He initially wants to talk about a frustrated young student. He was a professor at the time, his imagination inspired him to do the rest. His wife helps him. It is not a find but it is more the way in which he explains this birth and the unexpected aspect of the anecdote placed in this book which are interesting. Another excerpt, Stephen King talks about his first major copyright perception. It is moving full of sincerity.
There is a great tip from the genius, be honest when you write, don’t think you’re an author, do it, write. Go and dig up your fossil, the outline of your story, buried deep in your imagination. Resurrect her.
I can write about this book at length, to be effective I prefer to say to you: Do you want to do it yourself? Start writing? Read this book, it has the advantage of being short, full of good advice and fun. It will become the start of an intimate apprenticeship.
I love Stephen King… discovered by chance, a long time ago now, with Simetierre… I didn’t know what kind of literature I was tackling… I would have known, I might not have tried experience… in any case, I liked it and I did it again. When he recently came on tour for the first time in France, François Busnel and the Grande Librairie on France 5 devoted a special program to him. One hour interview that I really enjoyed. It appeared to me a simple man who had not taken the big head, in spite of all the books sold, who liked what he did and who spoke about it well, with simplicity, sincerity and enthusiasm. It was during this program that I heard for the first time about this book “Writing: Memories of a profession”… And as I have always liked reading and writing always tickled me a bit… I promised to read it. It’s done and I really liked it. I found there the very sympathetic and sincere personality of Stephen King… The first part of the book is a bit like an “autobiography” because it tells us about his childhood, his adolescence and his life as a young married then as a young father. of family… and especially of its links to reading and writing. The very beginnings, then finally the “success”. It’s tasty, interesting, funny at times, tender too… I really enjoyed myself. Of course, I’m not the same age as him, and I’m French… I missed some references… no big deal, he brings back an America from the 50s, 60s and 70s and that’s great. Stephen King – On Writing Audiobook
Throughout the 2nd part, he applies himself to providing elements to be able to try his hand at writing. He shares his experience with us, the rules he drew from it and what works for him. It’s exciting. And at the end, he tells us about a very serious accident that could have cost him his life which took place while writing this book … how he took up writing again, what it brought him …
Yes a sincere, interesting, fascinating book…. to read for those who love Stephen King and those who desire to write. But not only, for those who also like reading… and there are many of us! Good discovery.
Finally, the author offers us the possibility of writing our original story to him, via his website, it’s funny and it proves all the humanity of the King.