On Writing. A Memoir of the Craft
At last...the Number 1 bestselling writer offers a unique insight into his life and work as well as inspiring advice and instruction on writing. Find out what books and films influenced the young writer, his first idea for a story and the true life tale that inspired CARRIE. For the first time,... show more
At last...the Number 1 bestselling writer offers a unique insight into his life and work as well as inspiring advice and instruction on writing.
Find out what books and films influenced the young writer, his first idea for a story and the true life tale that inspired CARRIE. For the first time, here's an intimate autobiographical portrait of his home life, his family and his traumatic recent accident. Citing examples of his work and those of his contemporaries, King gives an excellent masterclass on writing - how to use the tools of the trade from building characters to pace and plotting as well as practical advice on presentation. And King tells readers how he got to be a No. 1 bestseller for a quarter of a century with fascinating descriptions of his own process, the origins and development of, e.g. CARRIE and MISERY.
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Publish date: wrzesień 2001 (data przybliżona)
Publisher: New English Library. Hodder & Stoughton
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Disclaimer: I purchased the Kindle Edition of this book in May 2016. I do not know the author but follow him on Twitter. I don't think we've had any direct exchanges. I am an author of romance fiction and assorted non-fiction. I read Stephen King's On Writing and enjoyed it . . . mostly. Th...
Some books about writing are great, this is one of them. With one part memoir (as in "this is how I came to write") and the rest about the craft of writing (anything from dialogue to storytelling and what not to do) On Writing is a must read for any writer or future writer. ps: My favorite quote is ...
I got to know Stephen King on a personal level by reading this short novel. I learned how he made his first buck and I felt like we connected even though we never really personally met. I never expected to get this much out of this small novel and never did I expect to even find this novel to be som...
Hey everyone and how's it going? Awesome I hope!!! I'm doing pretty good myself! Well, today I am bringing you a review. I know it's not the Water for Elephants review, but it will come soon! No, I will be reviewing "On Writing a Memoir of the Craft" by Stephen King. It's going to be pretty quick so...
Although I have no intention of writing anything other than reviews, I found this book about writing to be interesting and chock full of good information. The first portion was autobiographical in nature, and that was the part I enjoyed most. Hearing about King's menial jobs and how hard he worked...