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"Long live the King," hailed Entertainment Weekly upon the 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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"A fascinating look at the evolution and redemption of one of the hardest-working storytellers writing today." USA Today

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"Combines autobiography and admonition, inspiration and instruction. It's an enjoyable mix." The Washington Post Book World

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"Long live the King," hailed Entertainment Weekly upon the 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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"Long live the King" hailed Entertainment Weekly upon the 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.

About the Author

Stephen King is the author of more than thirty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent are Dreamcatcher, Hearts in Atlantis, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, and Bag of Bones. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

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alexgrantham, October 22, 2014 (view all comments by alexgrantham)
I think what's most shocking about On Writing is its brevity. For a man renowned for a writing style many would say courts logorrhea, King has summed up his advice here in a brisk 200-some-odd pages (compared to books he's published that push well past the 1000 page mark). I appreciated that King seemed hyper-aware to police himself away from long tangents, rather sticking to the topics he's found most helpful and true in discussing the writing process. With a brief but candid autobiography thrown in, I think this is surprisingly one of King's best works.
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JMK311, March 2, 2012 (view all comments by JMK311)
Diamonds come in small packages, and this book isn't very big but is packed with writing jewels. SK as crammed a four year writing program into a easy to read and understand book that should be the bench mark for every writer.
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wojoko, February 9, 2012 (view all comments by wojoko)
Whether or not you are an aspiring writer, and whether or not you enjoy Stephen King's other books, you will very likely enjoy this book. The book contains a lot of autobiographical information from King's early life when he started writing stories and during his struggles with addiction. He also provides a lot of useful information about his own writing process and tips for aspiring writers. And if you are a fan of the television show Lost you will recognize how this book influenced the creators of Lost.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743455961
Author:
King, Stephen
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Horror tales
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B101
Series Volume:
107-218
Publication Date:
July 2002
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in 5.39 oz

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"Review" by , "A fascinating look at the evolution and redemption of one of the hardest-working storytellers writing today."
"Review" by , "Combines autobiography and admonition, inspiration and instruction. It's an enjoyable mix."
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"Long live the King," hailed Entertainment Weekly upon the 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.

"Synopsis" by , "Long live the King" hailed Entertainment Weekly upon the 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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