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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 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.

Synopsis:

In this master class on the craft of writing, King reveals the origins of his vocation and shares essential habits and rules that every writer can apply. Brilliantly structured, On Writing is chock-full of the master's experience and advice.

Synopsis:

"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.

About the Author

Stephen King is the author of more than thirty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent are Hearts in Atlantis, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Bag of Bones, and The Green Mile. On Writing is his first book of nonfiction since Danse Macabre, published in 1981. He served as a judge for Prize Stories: The Best of 1999, The O. Henry Awards. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743204361
Author:
King, Stephen
Publisher:
Scribner
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
Large type books
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Horror tales
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Large Print
Large Print:
Yes
Series Volume:
no. 2000-06
Publication Date:
20001003
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.4375 x 5.5 in 19.904 oz

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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (Large Print)
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Product details 432 pages Simon & Schuster Large Print - English 9780743204361 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this master class on the craft of writing, King reveals the origins of his vocation and shares essential habits and rules that every writer can apply. Brilliantly structured, On Writing is chock-full of the master's experience and advice.
"Synopsis" by , "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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