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On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft (Paperback)

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They say everyone has a story inside them worth telling.And there are a thousand experts out there who want to tell you how
to write it. Save time and start with the best. You don't need to be a
horror fan to appreciate the valuable advice offered in this book. You
don't need to aspire to fiction to grasp the concepts outlined here.

Learn Stephen King's story. Learn to write. All from the master. 

— kelly


Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work.

“Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon 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 writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must 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 who loves a great story well told.

Praise For…

"A one-of-a-kind classic."--The Wall Street Journal

"This is a special book, animated by a unique intelligence, and filled with useful truth."—Michael Chabon

"On Writing had more useful and observant things to say about the craft than any book since Strunk and White's The Elements of Style."--Roger Ebert

“The best book on writing. Ever.”--The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781439156810
ISBN-10: 1439156816
Publisher: Scribner
Publication Date: July 6th, 2010
Pages: 288
Language: English