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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.
Anyone who aspires to be a writer of fiction or is a Stephen King fan should read this book.
With every word he writes and tip he gives, you can tell that this man loves reading a good book, loves writing them, and loves just talking about the writing process.
So I was quite intrigued by this thoughtfully written, very funny, self reflective book which is as much as a love story as it is about the craft of writing.
This book was recommended by a youtube personality, CBG19. I am someone who would watch movies that completely leave me in awe and I'd just wish I read the book, or example; The... Read morePublished 2 hours ago by Michael J Macias
I enjoyed reading this book very much though I am not a big fan of Stephen King's writing generally. Read morePublished 2 days ago by A.K. Frailey
Just a really great, interesting, wise, inspiring book. Fascinating too to get some insights into Stephen King and his process.Published 3 days ago by Marina Suter
Great condition no complaints! Would recommend using this person for a book you might be considering getting! Read my blog at thecharmingnerd.wordpress. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Achilles
Candid and unpretentious, King offers practical insights sandwiched between glimpses of his personal life. It is entertaining, informative, and helpful. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Kimberly
I found this to be very interesting and extremely useful in its directions and suggestions, though its efficacy in my case will be proven only when my first book goes on sale in a... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Ann P
I liked reading this book, though perhaps not for the same reasons that others might give. Reading this book was gripping because I felt like I was sitting across from a new... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Harlan Kanoa Sheppard
One of the best books I have read from Steven King. I have been writing a book and it has been very helpful with my own experience.Published 6 days ago by Writer
Regardless of genre, I feel that any aspiring writer would benefit from reading Stephen King's memoir. Read morePublished 7 days ago by T.S. Charles (author of Consumed)