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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.
This was a real pleasure to read. It's insightful and humble, like the man himself. Keep rocking it, Mr. King!Published 1 day ago by Neil Dooney
Awesome! I'm so glad I found this book. So glad Stephen King wrote it. Thank you Mr. King, you saved my writing!
I laughed out loud in many places,"POW! Read more
Gather this book, Strunk & White, and find good place to read and write. If these items do not inspire you, you may not be a writer. Read morePublished 5 days ago by FatChickDancing
Stephen King's fiction is, to be perfectly honest, not my favorite
kind. His style relies on effacing the author, and creating the
perfect narrative illusion. Read more
As much of a joy in writing inspiration as an introduction to a totally unexpected side of an incredible writer.Published 9 days ago by Robert F. Ripp
Great read! Whether you are trying to improve your writing or just a fan of Stephen King, I highly recommend this book. Read morePublished 10 days ago by jt