On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
Straight from the King himself. Reading this book made me feel like a novice, not because he was condescending throughout (although he did have a few rough edges that might rub some people the wrong way), but because his experience showed through loud and clear. Recognizing my inexperience compared to him only pushes me further to learn from him and this book was just the ticket.
Great notes on writing combined with a terrific memoir. A must-read for any aspiring writer. Stephen King proves through this funny and inspiring book why he’s the best around.
What I Found Most Helpful: While other books I’ve read and reviewed discussed the business side of publishing or how to find your style, King offers a more general guide on writing, specifically in the second half of the book. “The road to hell is paved with adverbs” is a common theme throughout. After reading this book, I’ve picked up on the weakness of adverbs in writing.
The Blood Moon is now available in audio!
Brother witches Josh and Chris have sacrificed a great deal for their magical responsibilities. Their Aunt Kathy is the only family they have left, and together they must face their enemies to keep them from targeting any more victims. But when Kathy is put in the hospital after an attack, the boys are a witch short.
With the brothers at their weakest, they uncover a growing new power trying to organize the demonic hierarchy. Josh and Chris are left alone to battle an evil stronger than anything they’ve ever faced. An evil so strong it might cost them their lives.