I’m reading “On writing” by Stephen King.
I love it, as most of his fans or aspiring writers would/do.
First of all, this is the first book of his where I can actually “hear” him, Stephen King himself. Not Carrie White or Stu Redman. But Stephen King. And it was very nice to “get to know” him like that. And funnily enough, he reminds me of Dan Simmons’ Martin Silenius, a satirical character in the epic “Hyperion”.
I have just finished draft of the book ♯1!
But that doesn’t mean it will shine tomorrow on Amazon’s bestseller list. 🙂
There’s a long road still ahead.
At this stage my book is written and self-edited, but what I now need is a second pair of eyes (or several of them). So before I give the book to an editor, I need to get input from beta-readers.
Who are beta-readers?
There is a blog of an indie author, Cristian Mihai, which I really like to follow.
In a recent blog entry he wrote about famous artists. Not artists that became rich from their art, but artists who moved people by writing books, making paintings or music pieces. The artists whose work stay with the audience for a long time after they die.