Stephen King... is the arguably the most popular and influential author of modern times. Chances are, you have probably read one of his books or have at least seen a movie based on his work. (If you haven't, get a life already!)
*BTW fellow King fans* Dr. Sleep, Stephen King's sequel to his huge hit The Shining, is NOW AVAILABLE!!
His books are always so original- just when you think that every plot idea has already been written about, Stephen King comes out with a new twist on subject that leaves you wondering where he comes up with all of these ideas!
As a writer, I have often wondered how he comes up with all of his uniquely creepy ideas...
Does he sit in his bathtub at night with a bottle of whiskey and just daydream? Does he make a list of ideas? Does he bounce ideas off his wife, who is also a novelist? Does he write down his dreams (nightmares more likely in his case)?
In 2000, he wrote On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, and in 2010, he published a 10th Anniversary Edition.
This is a great book to learn how the master author thinks about writing. It also reads like a novel (not dry at all) and talks about how he grew up and became interested in writing. I love this book and have read it several times; I highly recommend it!
What books have you read lately that you would recommend?