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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft


Rarely has a book on the craft of writing been so clear, so useful and so entertaining. A series of vivid memories from King's adolescence to his ... Show synopsis

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  • Good Book For Aspiring Writers Nov 4, 2012
    by MaryAnn

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

  • The Teacher King Nov 17, 2011
    by MikeCost

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

  • A writer's writer Sep 1, 2011
    by robert d h

    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.

  • Heart of Creativity May 26, 2011
    by Eos3011

    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.

  • A Must for New Writers. Dec 16, 2010
    by Jean Holloway

    Before reading this I don't think I actually realized how valuable a good edit can be. As a Stephen King fan, I had to learn from the creator of some of the most riveting fiction for over 35 years and I did! This book taught me when and why to make necessary changes and gives you personal glimpses into his life.

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