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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.
It's like taking a Master Class from the Master himself. Thank you, Mr. King for sharing your advice and your stories!Published 8 hours ago by Kindle Customer
WONDERFUL BOOK ABOUT STEPHEN KING-I REALLY ENJOYED THAT HE SHARED HIS INSIGHT ON HIS WRITING STYLE.Published 1 day ago by Red_Damselfly
I am not sure what I expected, when picking up this book. I know how to write, my problem is complacency. Complacency in choosing my words, complacency of when I write. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Tony
In my efforts to become a writer I have garnered a great deal of useful information from this memoir of the craft. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Sylvia B.
Good book, sharing his understanding and insights in writing in an unique way.Published 2 days ago by Yujing Nie
I enjoyed the book as a straight forward read. The lessons on writing were profound, but often hidden in the author's story.Published 2 days ago by Larry T. Smart
I had to buy the 10th Anniversary Edition of this book. Every writer should read this every couple of years, both for the humor and the reminders on clean writingPublished 2 days ago by Sentient Being