Description"I've agreed to write a book called On Writing which is about half done. The first half of it is a memoir about how I became a writer. Because I think you have the talent built in and then there's a number of lucky accidents that lead you to the craft, and practicing the craft and getting published too. And the other half is kind of 'this is how I do it and maybe it will work for you." - Stephen King
The first section of this book deals with the life of Stephen King, comments about places he lived, his friends and family. It's great to see things that have happened to him in real life, and realise that so many of these things have been included in his books.
The Following 2 sections deal with the art of writing, much like you would expect in an advanced writing class at school. From plot design, to language and agents, it's all in here, and surprisingly interesting to read.
The last section deals with the accident in 1999 where King was struck by a car. Be warned, it is pretty graphic, and shows what an accident victim has to deal with on the long and slow road to recovery.