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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (Paperback)
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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 11/10/2012
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There is a reason why Stephen King is one of the bestselling writers in the world, ever. Described in the Guardian as 'the most remarkable storyteller in modern American literature', Stephen King writes books that draw you in and are impossible to put down.

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 the 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.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781444723250
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 266 g
Dimensions: 197 x 137 x 25 mm


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Absolutely fascinating . . . basic instructions . . . sensible advice * The Sunday Times *
The childhood memoir is a triumphant display of wit, story-telling and guts. His advice to writers is hard-nosed, practical and level-headed in the classic journalistic Orwell-Hemingway tradition * Evening Standard *
This is the written equivalent of Delia Smith's How To Cook. And, like British home cooking, the world of popular fiction will be better off for it * The Times *
Stephen King is a genius . . . In this book he tells us what first made him a horror writer . . . I find King fascinating because he writes in the least florid way possible, yet his very direct approach to getting his awesome imagination onto a blank page works. * Jeremy Vine in We Love This Book *

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“A look behind the mind that gave us those chills and thrills”

I wasn't completely sure what to expect when I started reading this but as an avid (alright mildly obsessed) Stephen King fan I knew it was going to be interesting if nothing else. And I was not disappointed.... More

Paperback edition
6th April 2017
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“On Writing”

Part autobiography, part instuction manual; this is one of the best contemporary books on writing available. Both fans of Stephen King and budding writers (but especially both) will find this book informative,... More

Paperback edition
19th May 2013
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“useful, practical advice.”

This is the first Steven King book I have ever read – Horror being a long way from my comfort genre. It starts as an Autobiography, the haphazard early career of some one who was always destined to write, then it... More

Paperback edition
24th October 2018
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