On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 3, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 288 pages
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Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work.

“Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King’s On Writing. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King’s advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999—and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, On Writing will empower and entertain everyone who reads it—fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.

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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

User Review  - islander - Borders

A great book from a great writer. I read it in 2002. The first part is an interesting biography on his passion and perseverance for writing mysteries at an early age. The second part is equally ... Read full review

For a Fan and a Writer

User Review  - Monica C - Borders

This was one of the first writing books I read and I continue to reread it. And if you think about it, taking writing advice from a best selling jugernaut amoung authors is hardly ill advised. It ... Read full review

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First Foreword
What Writing
Door Shut Door Open
A Booklist
About Stephen King

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Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes The Bill Hodges Trilogy—Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel), Finders Keepers, and End of Watch; the short story collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams; Revival; Doctor Sleep, and Under the Dome. His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller. His epic series, The Dark Tower, is the basis for a major motion picture from Sony. He is the recipient of the 2014 National Medal of Arts and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

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