We have read this book in Swedish; some nuances may have been lost in translation. This book, with the Swedish title ”Att skriva” is Stephen King’s biography intertwined with tips on how to become a better writer. King believes that anyone who wants to become a writer must read a lot and write a lot. Just like with exercise and training, it is best to start with simple goals, so that you will not be disappointed. Writing is at its best when it is inspiring. But sometimes you have to write out of pure will. King believes that it is possible, through hard work, perseverance, and the right advice, to make an excellent writer of someone who is just decent writer.
A summary of the book can be read here.