I thought I would end 2015 with one more book review. I've been reading a lot of writing and publishing resource books this year and this one floated to the top. Reading On Writing was like talking with an old friend over a couple martians. (martini's to Jack in the Shining) A friend who just happens to be a famous author. You're having warm and fuzzy fun. You're getting a little tipsy, talking about old times, reliving past triumphs and epic failures and occasionally being offered a real heartfelt literary gem. That is what the book is like. It's more like a biography with some stiff teachable moments.
Whether or not you're a fan of Stephen King, if you're a writer, this book will offer inspiration. Stephen King said when you're writing, to visualize at least one person that you're writing for. For him, that is his wife Tabby. Now, I like to imagine I'm writing for Stephen King. He's my new shoulder mentor. Although, if he was reading over my shoulder he'd probably tell me what a bunch of hooey I just wrote. He'd definitely tell me to go back and re-read the boring, The Elements of Style. Yawn. Because of my appalling punctuation and sentence structure crimes. Well, I'll probably never meet him, but I picked him all the same.
Writing is magic, as much the water of life as any other creative art. The water is free. So drink. Stephen King