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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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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 9 hours 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 4 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 5 days ago by jt
A good, practical guide for budding writers but quite interesting to read for anyone interested in Stephen King.Published 6 days ago by Bill Mellette
A wonderfully entertaining and instructive book; although Mr. King would advise I drop "wonderfully" from the begging of this sentence. He hates adverbs. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Midnight Dancer
Look I'm a self-confessed fan of King's work anyways, but reading this finally gave me the kick in the pants I needed to start writing my own books. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer