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On Writing : A Memoir of the Craft (Anniversary) (Hardcover) (Stephen King)

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"Long live the King" hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King’sOn 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.
"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 essential 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 has been called "the best book on writing. Ever" (The Cleveland Plain Dealer).

Edition: Anniversary
Number of Pages: 17291
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Personal Memoirs
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Author: Stephen King
Language: English
Street Date: July 6, 2010
TCIN: 12698467
UPC: 9781439193631
Item Number (DPCI): 247-04-7480
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