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"A one-of-a-kind classic."The Wall Street Journal

"This is a special book, animated by a unique intelligence, and filled with useful truth."—Michael Chabon

"On Writing had more useful and observant things to say about the craft than any book since Strunk and White's The Elements of Style."—Roger Ebert

“The best book on writing. Ever.”The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

About the Author

Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes If It BleedsThe InstituteElevationThe OutsiderSleeping Beauties (cowritten with his son Owen King), and the Bill Hodges trilogy: End of WatchFinders Keepers, and Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel and an AT&T Audience Network original television series). His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller. His epic works The Dark TowerItPet Sematary, and Doctor Sleep are the basis for major motion pictures, with It now the highest grossing horror film of all time. He is the recipient of the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award, the 2014 National Medal of Arts, and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Great read for aspiring writers
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4.0 out of 5 stars If at first you don't succeed - keep going!
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4.0 out of 5 stars It's nice that Mr King adopts exactly the same style as ...
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must-read for any writer (beginning and not)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Full of insights into the writer's world.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Solid important and valuable advice from Stephen King. If you don't write horror, still read it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Worth reading, but would be much more loved by Stephen King fans than by me
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5.0 out of 5 stars He's not a God, he's just a man
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