What was the author's purpose for writing this book?
What are three concepts, principles, or techniques that are worth noting from this book?
One of the concepts that King was trying to get passed to us authors-in-training was the concept that, good writing should seem like telepathy. What he means by this is that a good writer has the ability to take an idea, build upon that idea and take the result (which should be a decent story or something like a story) and implement the idea into another person's mind without use of speech.
The last thing to be noted would be something that King didn't say directly, but indirectly displayed to the viewers the secret to success. This is something that I noticed while reading about the memoir type part of this book, and it was that no matter what happened, be it the death of his mother, getting hit by a car, going through relapse like symptoms with his drinking and drug problems, or whatever else might have happened he always worked through the issue and overcame the struggles of everyday life. He taught the readers how to approach success through leading by example.
On a scale of 1-5, what would you rate this book? Why?
Two quotes that were worth mentioning
"If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot" (139).