Whirl recommended this book to me: as it is part memoir and part seminar. Stephen King has written about writing before, most notably in the 1981 volume Danse Macabre. In that book he primarily talks about pop culture and horror– two iconic topics for him. King published On Writing in 2000, a year after his own near-fatal injury. In this return to the craft of writing he talks about his inspirations, his techniques and most personally for me how that horrific event has affected him.