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ISBN: 1417647019 / ISBN-13: 9781417647019

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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  • On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (Turtleback Books) – Hardcover (2002)
    by Stephen King

    On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

    Hardcover, Turtleback Books
    Turtleback School & Library ed.
    297 pages

    ISBN: 1417647019
    ISBN-13: 9781417647019

    The master storyteller takes readers into his mind in this revealing blend of memoir and a practical view of the writer's craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. With advice grounded in his vivid memories of childhood through his emergence as a writer, up through his near-fatal accident in 1999, King relates the daily process of practiced creativity that has guided him.

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Reviews of On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Overall customer rating: 4.765

Good Book For Aspiring Writers

by MaryAnn on Nov 4, 2012

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


The Teacher King

by MikeCost on Nov 17, 2011

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

robert d h

A writer's writer

by robert d h on Sep 1, 2011

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

by Eos3011 on May 26, 2011

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.

Jean Holloway

A Must for New Writers.

by Jean Holloway on Dec 16, 2010

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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