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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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An excellent book that is 1/3 autobiography, and 2/3 tips for writing. I highly recommend this book!Published 11 hours ago by Amazed
I enjoyed this read. I have never been a fan of King 's work due to the macabre nature of his books, but I intend to try them now. On Writing..... great stuff!Published 12 hours ago by Michael G. Hall
Stephen Kimg fans a must have book if u love his writing. Highly recommend from on of his biggest fans. LolPublished 22 hours ago by Kat
Few authors are as prolific and successful as Stephen King. In 2000, he published this book, part autobiography and part writing advice. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Joseph M. Reninger
I've read this book years ago. It still vibrates within me. Everybody who wants to be a writer should read it. It's both a tremendous learning experience and an inspiration.Published 1 day ago by Johann David Renner
King is excellent in the is guide and it encouraged me to continue the novel I'd started and then stopped.Published 1 day ago by Joseph M. Middleton
Interesting and extremely useful. King gives you a real world view if life as a writer.Published 2 days ago by writerdame
I enjoy reading Stephen King. I haven't read many of his books. Stories that involve the supernatural just aren't my cup of tea, but he does tell a good story. Read morePublished 2 days ago by john brueggeman
It was good to see I have some of the same quirks as Stephen...I also never plot or outline (well I do write down some ideas before writing) I also have an idea where the story is... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Jack Neff