On writing: A Memoir of the Craft

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Number of Pages
320
Publication year
2002
Book Rating
4.33/5 (157920 ratings)

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This is a book by Stephen King, and the title is a dead giveaway. He tells readers how to write and also how he has changed and shaped his writing skills from school, college all the way to his remarkable career.

"Long live the King" hailed Entertainment Weekly upon the publication of Stephen King's On Writing.

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 author's craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer should have. King's advice is grounded in his 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. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, On Writing will empower and entertain everyone who reads it -- fans, writers, and anyone that enjoys a fantastic story well told. (back cover)

What makes this book stand out?

The story and the mix of teaching readers how to write and also telling the story, side by side.

Read it for

Learning from the master himself on the craft of writing. Perfect for budding writers looking for tips from one of the Greats.

Don't read it for

There aren’t any reasons not to read this because, A. It’s a good autobiography and B. The story is on the life of Stephen King, the greatest horror story writer of all time. It gives us a peek into his life and how his mind works.

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