A Memoir of the Craft
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There is a reason why Stephen King is one of the bestselling writers in the world, ever. Described in the Guardian as 'the most remarkable storyteller in modern American literature', Stephen King writes books that draw you in and are impossible to put down.
Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer's craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have.
King's advice is grounded in the vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999 - and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery.
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On writing, by Stephen king
I never expected Stephen king to be the main protagonist in one of the most compelling stories that I have ever read. Why he felt that his life story didn't deserve a book of its own is beyond me. I found his 'cv' to be very funny, a great snapshot of the times and a really compelling read. You couldn't make it up!
Oh, and he may have taught me a few useful things about writing too....
On Writing, by Stephen King
A "How to" book on writing by someone who's been heard of for writing books OTHER than "how to write" books. The info is, as you'd expect,very good; and reading this has helped me get very close to finishing my first novel (I've started several, but the research required is prohibitive at present, due both the subject matter and time constraints). Extremely helpful!
Complete. Instructive and explanatory. Stopping short of directive. Written in an unnecessarily modest voice; it accompanies the steadily galvanising thoughts of the aspiring writer. Tried and tested techniques coupled with the utterly obvious and natural insight of THE greatest creative writer of the last half century. At least. Don’t put pen to paper without having read and digested this.