I haven’t actually read a lot of Norman Mailer (maybe just a couple of essays?) but this book makes me want to read more, and I have taken to adding it to my list to reread. It also makes me feel sort of lazy beside him, you know when you read about a great writer and realize they got great by writing ALL the time? That.
I first read the book a couple of summers ago, when I picked it up at random. A lucky pick. The book also includes chapters on craft including style, real life versus plot life, first person versus third person, and other elements. Going to add it to my annual reread list.