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On Writing - by Stephen King (Paperback)

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  • Twentieth Anniversary Edition with Contributions from Joe Hill and Owen King ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE'S TOP 100 NONFICTION BOOKS OF ALL TIME 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.
  • About the Author: Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers.
  • 320 Pages
  • Language + Art + Disciplines, Composition + Creative Writing

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"Twentieth anniversary edition with contributions from Joe Hill and Owen King"--Cover.



Book Synopsis



Twentieth Anniversary Edition with Contributions from Joe Hill and Owen King

ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE'S TOP 100 NONFICTION BOOKS OF ALL TIME

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 had more useful and observant things to say about the craft than any book since Strunk and White's The Elements of Style."--Roger Ebert

"A one-of-a-kind classic."--The Wall Street Journal

"The best book about writing ever written." --The Guardian

"The best book on writing. Ever."--The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

"This is a special book, animated by a unique intelligence, and filled with useful truth."--Michael Chabon



About the Author



Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes the short story collection You Like It Darker, Holly, Fairy Tale, Billy Summers, If It Bleeds, The Institute, Elevation, The Outsider, Sleeping Beauties (cowritten with his son Owen King), and the Bill Hodges trilogy: End of Watch, Finders Keepers, and Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel and a television series streaming on Peacock). 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 works The Dark Tower, It, Pet Sematary, Doctor Sleep, and Firestarter are the basis for major motion pictures, with It now the highest-grossing horror film of all time. He is the recipient of the 2020 Audio Publishers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award, 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.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)
Weight: .76 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 320
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines
Sub-Genre: Composition + Creative Writing
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Theme: General
Format: Paperback
Author: Stephen King
Language: English
Street Date: June 2, 2020
TCIN: 80200880
UPC: 9781982159375
Item Number (DPCI): 247-46-9732
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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On Writing

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Book came in good shape. Can’t wait to start reading!
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You won't regret buying this book

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Adams_C - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
I'm not very far into the book yet because I don't have a lot of free time to read. I do love it so far though. I love Stephen King and learning little tid bits about his childhood and how he became the writer he is today is just a treasure to me. If you love Stephen King and you won't regret this book.
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On Writing

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IJ - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Haven't started reading yet however if you're looking to deepen your craft of writing, this book is for you.
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One of my favorites

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Katiekay - 3 years ago
Love, love, love this book.
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