Buy "On Writing" by Stephen King now from Amazon On Writing by Stephen King is an excellent book. One thing that makes it excellent, in my opinion, is the approach he takes on it; instead of writing a book on writing, or writing a memoir, he writes both. This book is a unique combination of King's writing experience and tips, as well as a memoir of much of his life, especially that of when he was a novice writer. This book starts out telling you of Stephen King's childhood and his experiences as he grew into the bestselling novelist he is to day. To be honest, this part intrigued and interested me more than the writing portions, which was why I primarily read the book. I just loved to read about the passion he had, and has, towards writing and to see him succeed. When I first bought this book I was a bit skeptical. I was referred to it by a friend, so I thought I'd give it a try - and I'm still surprised at how much I loved it. If you're a writer, or even if you're not, It's a must-read.