Monday, September 23, 2013

Recommend a Good Book

     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?

1 comment:

  1. On Writing is my bible! And I recommend EVERY DAY by David Levithan