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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.
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Whether you're an aspiring error simply a fan of SK, you'll likely get a lot out of this read. As someone who's always thought writing a book sounded good... Read morePublished 7 hours ago by tmetz1226
Both entertaining and informative. I'm not even a huge Stephen King fan, but I really enjoyed this book. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Bill G.
Interesting insights about the author's life as well as good writing tipsPublished 2 days ago by Larry Dickerson
This book was a fascinating look at how Stephen King writes, with a lot of fun stories from his early years as well. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Diana M.
King gives practical and down-to-earth advice about the art of writing. He is truly an amazing storyteller and gives the readers an intimate look at both king the writer and King,... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Conchetta San filippo
I recently finished reading, well actually listening to Stephen King’s book: On Writing: A Memoir of Craft.
Highly recommended for all writers! Read more
I enjoyed the book. Great insight into King's early years as a writer as well as his approach and guidelines for writing. Worth reading, especially for aspiring writers.Published 4 days ago by L. Penny