On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

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An autobiographical portrait of Stephen King's home life, his family and his traumatic recent accident. He offers an insight into his world as well as analysis, advice and instruction on writing. Find out what books and films influenced the young writer, his first idea for a story, the true life tale that inspired "Carrie". Citing examples of his work and those of his contemporaries such as John Grisham and Raymond Chandler, King gives tips for writers on how to avoid pitfalls and how to use the tools of the trade from ...

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MaryAnn

Nov 4, 2012

Good Book For Aspiring Writers

Great book for an aspiring writer, and without the lengthy dialogue that King is so famous for.

MikeCost

Nov 17, 2011

The Teacher King

Great book, one which I've read several times and quoted in my college writing classes.

robert d h

Sep 1, 2011

A writer's writer

I could have skipped the first 100-page autobio, though I learned some tnings, but what came after that was invaluable to me in its insights to King's ideas about good -- and bad -- writing. Would I recommend it to a friend? I already have, to a couple, who write -- and it was recommended to me by one of the greatest young writers in America.

Eos3011

May 26, 2011

Heart of Creativity

Steven King presents a memoir that includes instructions on what an aspiring writer should notice. Mastery of language is a core development in a writer. King shows the way.

Jean Holloway

Dec 16, 2010

A Must for New Writers.

Before reading this I don't think I actually realized how valuable a good edit can be. As a Stephen King fan, I had to learn from the creator of some of the most riveting fiction for over 35 years and I did! This book taught me when and why to make necessary changes and gives you personal glimpses into his life.

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