On Writing

On Writing 1

A Memoir of the Craft

by Stephen King

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 13/11/2012

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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.
ISBN:
9781444723250
Category:
Literary reference works
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
13-11-2012
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
384
Dimensions (mm):
197x137x25mm
Weight:
0.27kg
Stephen King

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers.

His first crime thriller featuring Bill Hodges, MR MERCEDES, won the Edgar Award for best novel, was shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award and received the Goodreads Choice Award for the Best Mystery and Thriller of 2014. His second bestseller to feature Hodges, FINDERS KEEPERS, was published to outstanding critical acclaim.

Many of King's books have been turned into celebrated films and television series including The Shawshank Redemption.

King was the recipient of America's prestigious 2014 National Medal of Arts and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for distinguished contribution to American Letters. In 2007 he also won the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He lives with his wife Tabitha King in Maine.

 

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    On Writing by Stephen King is a perfect book that contains extra information for the aspiring writer. We all need to know these things when we are first starting out!