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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft - Stephen King
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
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"If you don't have the time to read, you don't have the time or the tools to write." In 1999, Stephen King began to write about his craft -- and his life. By midyear, a widely reported accident jeopardized the survival of both. And in his months of recovery, the link between writing and living... show more
"If you don't have the time to read, you don't have the time or the tools to write." In 1999, Stephen King began to write about his craft -- and his life. By midyear, a widely reported accident jeopardized the survival of both. And in his months of recovery, the link between writing and living became more crucial than ever. Rarely has a book on writing been so clear, so useful, and so revealing. On Writing begins with a mesmerizing account of King's childhood and his uncannily early focus on writing to tell a story. A series of vivid memories from adolescence, college, and the struggling years that led up to his first novel, Carrie, will afford readers a fresh and often very funny perspective on the formation of a writer. King next turns to the basic tools of his trade -- how to sharpen and multiply them through use, and how the writer must always have them close at hand. He takes the reader through crucial aspects of the writer's art and life, offering practical and inspiring advice on everything from plot and character development to work habits and rejection. Serialized in the New Yorker to vivid acclaim, On Writing culminates with a profoundly moving account of how King's overwhelming need to write spurred him toward recovery, and brought him back to his life. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, On Writing will empower -- and entertain -- everyone who reads it.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780684853529 (0684853523)
Publisher: Scribner
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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Silvie's bookshelf
Silvie's bookshelf rated it
3.0 On Writing
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 ...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it
5.0 Stephen King On Writing - A Memoir of the Craft
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...
Ali In Book Wonder
Ali In Book Wonder rated it
5.0 Stephen King's On Writing Review
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...
Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it
4.0 On Writing written and narrated by Stephen King
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...
The Perfect Book
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5.0 Mientras escribo
Desde que decidí que a lo mejor debería dedicar mi tiempo libre a escribir "algo" empecé a buscar libros guía que me dijeran cómo enfocarlo.Hay muchos, y varios de ellos muy buenos pero, en mi opinión, éste es el mejor.Va a lo que va, es concreto y te explica las cosas de forma simple y ágil.Quizá ...
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