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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." Here is Stephen King's master class on his craft. On Writing begins with a mesmerizing account of King's childhood and his early focus on writing to tell a story. A series of vivid memories from adolescence,... show more
"If you don't have the time to read, you don't have the time or the tools to write." Here is Stephen King's master class on his craft. On Writing begins with a mesmerizing account of King's childhood and his 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, offer a fresh and often funny perspective on the formation of a writer. King then turns to the tools of his trade, examining crucial aspects of the wriiter's art and life, offering practical and inspiring advice on everything from plot and character development to work habits and rejection. King was in the middle of writing this book when he was nearly killed in a widely reported accident. On Writing culminates with a profoundly moving account of how his need to write spurred him toward recovery, and brought him back to his life.
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Format: audiobook
ISBN: 9780743506656 (0743506650)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Minutes: 7
Edition language: English
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Linda Hilton
Linda Hilton rated it
3.5 On Writing . . . . and writing
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...
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's Magical Reads
Ali's Magical Reads 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...
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