On Writing

On Writing - Stephen King This is a pretty helpful resource on writing, however after reading it I'm more convinced than ever that King is a genius. He describes writing stories as a similar act to uncovering a fossil and poo-poos the idea of plotting a story, which from what I understand, many other authors do. This means that his own craft is very organic and all the more impressive because of it. The book gives a lot of helpful tidbits of advice, from avoiding adverbs and passive voice, to setting aside time each day to read and write. It helped me a lot as I start to think about how to start my own career writing.