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 struggling years affords readers a fresh and often funny perspective on the formation of a writer's character. King takes readers through crucial aspects of the writer's art and life, offering practical ...
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 struggling years affords readers a fresh and often funny perspective on the formation of a writer's character. King takes readers through crucial aspects of the writer's art and life, offering practical and inspiring advice on everything from plot and character development to work habits and rejection.
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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.
Dec 16, 2010
A Must for New Writers.
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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