On Writing is the second book by Stephen King I've read, the first being Bag of Bones. I haven't read the others - yet - because of King's reputation for writing some scary shit. I don't usually like scary shit and I read Bag of Bones with my hand on my face half of the time; I was but 16 or so at the time. Back to On Writing. The most precious lesson King gave me was this: Simplicity is key. There is one thing I am worried about, though. What if you do not have an IR? Like in my case. How do I hope to judge my work as a reader, not the writer?