On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft


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Not since Dickens has a writer had so many readers by the throat . . . King's imagination is vast. He knows how to engage the deepest sympathies of his readers . . . It is part biography, part collection of tips for the aspiring writer. In the final chapters, King tells, in graphic details, the story of his recent accident . . . a bizarre and absorbing story, told brillinatly by one of the great storytellers of our time' - Guardian In June of 1999, Stephen King was hit by a van while walking along the shoulder of a country ...

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Allen F

Jun 22, 2020

I Love This Book

Yes, I do love this book. Its funny, insightful, helpful, entertaining! You learn about writing and about Stephen King! I have read this book about 3-4 times. In my top 10.


Nov 4, 2012

Good Book For Aspiring Writers

Great book for an aspiring writer, and without the lengthy dialogue that King is so famous for.


Nov 17, 2011

The Teacher King

Great book, one which I've read several times and quoted in my college writing classes.

robert d h

Sep 1, 2011

A writer's writer

I could have skipped the first 100-page autobio, though I learned some tnings, but what came after that was invaluable to me in its insights to King's ideas about good -- and bad -- writing. Would I recommend it to a friend? I already have, to a couple, who write -- and it was recommended to me by one of the greatest young writers in America.


May 26, 2011

Heart of Creativity

Steven King presents a memoir that includes instructions on what an aspiring writer should notice. Mastery of language is a core development in a writer. King shows the way.

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