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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.
I wanted to learn how to be a better writer, this book taught me so much more. The first ten pages alone changed the way I write, and see writing. Read morePublished 7 hours ago by Kimanzi C.
Anyone looking to take writing seriously should read. It is not only educational but also gives you insight into how King's mind works as a writer.Published 15 hours ago by karen Harvey
Great book for someone wanting to get into the competitive world of writing. King does an awesome job and goes deep.Published 21 hours ago by Gary Whitaker
Excellent publication. Paints a great picture of Mr, Kings life. Writing skills, and techniques are told with humor, and the book provides the very best advice from an outstanding... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Live Well
I thoroughly enjoyed reading King 's advice on writing. His approach is so down to earth and intuitive. He's a straight shooter. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Lorna Lee
Stephen King's book ON WRITING is one of the most amazing works of nonfiction ever. It's very useful and helpful in teaching me the art and craft of fiction writing, the way... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Anand Joshua Venigalla
Loved this book! Found it very inspirational. Not so much helpful on the how-to as it was on the you-can-do-this-too aspect. Highly recommended!Published 8 days ago by Lynn Salisbury - Author - Children of Angels