This book pretty much changed my life. It got me thinking that writing a novel might be actually be possible. I'd always read other books with awe, not knowing how someone could keep a plot going for so long and manage a coherent story of around 100,000 words. It all seemed too BIG! But, I read this and started writing a short story and couldn't stop! King says start with an incident and I did just that. A few months later I had a novel...and then a good few months after that...I had an Agent...thanks to Kyle Forrest on Goodreads for reminding me of this.