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King also evokes his college days and his recovery from the van crash that nearly killed him, but the focus is always on what it all means to the craft. He gives you a whole writer's "tool kit": a reading list, writing assignments, a corrected story, and nuts-and-bolts advice on dollars and cents, plot and character, the basic building block of the paragraph, and literary models. He shows what you can learn from H.P. Lovecraft's arcane vocabulary, Hemingway's leanness, Grisham's authenticity, Richard Dooling's artful obscenity, Jonathan Kellerman's sentence fragments. He explains why Hart's War is a great story marred by a tin ear for dialogue, and how Elmore Leonard's Be Cool could be the antidote.
King isn't just a writer, he's a true teacher. --Tim Appelo --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The book arrived in good condition and I'm happy with my purchase. Thank you.Published 5 minutes ago by LMajors
Bought this as a recommendation from a few people to help me with my writing and I have to say they were right! Read morePublished 18 hours ago by Tigerlily
Good, simple writing advice and interesting insights into the life and ideas of one our times most prolific authors. Great read for fans of King and for aspiring writers.Published 1 day ago by Amber Noel
I have several books on the craft of writing, plot, and storytelling. I found "On Writing" to be part biography, part writing handbook, and well-rounded look into the mind... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Baroness of Topaz
One of his best books ever. Loved Stephens honesty, sense of humor and even his sarcasm. He hits several emotions and also teaches some great lessons through his own mistakes. Read morePublished 3 days ago by M. Scheidel
Superb book, loaded with insights from a master storyteller. I found the first section with his life history a bit of a drag, but the rest was excellent.Published 5 days ago by Amazon Customer