Book Review: On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

King is a real master of commonplace language and reading through this book exemplifies his ability to make long passages of text sound conversational and interesting.  The memoir portions of the book are interesting and endear him to me, but I was reading for the portion about writing.  A lot of what he says is advice you’ll hear everywhere.  Some of it is just his opinion about how to write well and although it is spoken as gospel should not, in my — not a published author and not likely to ever reach his level of renown — opinion, be regarded as such.  But there are a lot of real gems here.  And what he says explains a lot to me about his writing style.  I would definitely recommend this book to aspiring writers just because it is so well-expressed from start to end.