An autobiographical portrait of Stephen King's home life, his family and his traumatic recent accident. He offers an insight into his world as well ...Show synopsisAn autobiographical portrait of Stephen King's home life, his family and his traumatic recent accident. He offers an insight into his world as well as analysis, advice and instruction on writing. Find out what books and films influenced the young writer, his first idea for a story, the true life tale that inspired "Carrie". Citing examples of his work and those of his contemporaries such as John Grisham and Raymond Chandler, King gives tips for writers on how to avoid pitfalls and how to use the tools of the trade from building characters to pace and plotting, the importance of dialogue and description - as well as practical advice on presentation and representation. Discover the symbolism, themes and the three deep interests that power all his work.Hide synopsis
On Writing (Hodder & Stoughton Ltd) – Hardcover (2000)
Hardcover, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd 2000
ISBN: 0340769963 ISBN-13: 9780340769966
This text offers a unique insight into the life of Stephen King. It explores what books and films influenced him as a young writer, his first idea for a story and the true-life tale that inspired Carrie. The book also takes the reader through all the basic skills of writing.This text offers a unique insight into the life of Stephen King. It explores what books and films influenced him as a young writer, his first idea for a story and the true-life tale that inspired Carrie. The book also takes the reader through all the basic skills of writing.Hide
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Stephen King's "On Writing" is truly one of the best books I've ever read. As well as being a fantastic writing tool, it is a captivating mix of autobiography and personal experience. "On Writing" takes the reader on an emotional journey where you begin to feel like Stephen King is talking directly to you. In fact, I was so swept up in his fascinating life that it made me sad to realize when I finished the book that he wasn't really there hanging out with me, his new best friend :-)
While a good portion of the book is about writing, I would wager that someone without the desire to write would still find this highly enjoyable. This would be particularly true for fans of King's novels because he shares many of his personal experiences that either assisted or hindered with the writing of certain works. It's like being given an extra look into the lives of the characters you love or hate while also seeing right into the mind of the King of Horror.
"On Writing" really boosted Stephen King into the stratosphere for me. The honest recalling of events from King's childhood will make you laugh out loud (really), they will make you cringe in horror and they will also make you realize how lucky we are to catch a peek into the mind of such a creative and creepy man.
a helpful book, that cover briefly the authors childhood background and then the book is largely devouted to writing iteself the most useful advice being on style, grammer and the importance to read read and read and equally write
This book offers a rare and entertaining glimpse into the process of one of the most prolifically successful writers of all time. King approaches the subject with great insight and dry wit ensuring a thoroughly enjoyable read for fans, budding authors and book lovers alike. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. As a writer it is one of the most useful and relatable texts I have found on the subject. On Writing is now a much loved addition to my reference library.
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